Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2002
1-Month
44.87°F
(7.15°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
2.11°F
(1.17°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1983
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2021
Nov–Dec 2002
2-Month
48.80°F
(9.33°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
1.07°F
(0.59°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2000 2000
45th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Ties: 1942
Oct–Dec 2002
3-Month
53.40°F
(11.89°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.38°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1972
91st Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Sep–Dec 2002
4-Month
59.96°F
(15.53°C)
60.03°F
(15.57°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1972
69th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2021
Ties: 1955
Aug–Dec 2002
5-Month
65.15°F
(18.42°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1972
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2021
Jul–Dec 2002
6-Month
69.09°F
(20.61°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.44°F
(0.25°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1972
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2021
Jun–Dec 2002
7-Month
71.22°F
(21.79°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.76°F
(0.42°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1972
34th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2021
May–Dec 2002
8-Month
71.38°F
(21.88°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
0.60°F
(0.34°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1972
41st Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2021
Apr–Dec 2002
9-Month
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
0.81°F
(0.45°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1972
35th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2021
Ties: 1922
Mar–Dec 2002
10-Month
68.87°F
(20.48°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.60°F
(0.33°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1912
39th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2012
Feb–Dec 2002
11-Month
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1912
37th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2012
Jan–Dec 2002
12-Month
65.19°F
(18.44°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.19°F
(0.66°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1912
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2012
Jul 2001–Dec 2002
18-Month
67.13°F
(19.52°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
1.58°F
(0.88°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Jan 2001–Dec 2002
24-Month
65.42°F
(18.57°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1998 1913
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2017
Jan 2000–Dec 2002
36-Month
65.38°F
(18.54°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.40°F
(0.77°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1905
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2017
Jan 1999–Dec 2002
48-Month
65.59°F
(18.66°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.61°F
(0.89°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1906
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2018
Jan 1998–Dec 2002
60-Month
65.59°F
(18.66°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.63°F
(0.90°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1907
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/