Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2003
1-Month
45.45°F
(7.47°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
2.69°F
(1.49°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1983
25th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1939
Nov–Dec 2003
2-Month
49.08°F
(9.49°C)
47.74°F
(8.74°C)
1.34°F
(0.75°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 2002 2000
36th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Oct–Dec 2003
3-Month
55.95°F
(13.31°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.86°F
(1.04°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1972
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Sep–Dec 2003
4-Month
61.43°F
(16.35°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
1.41°F
(0.78°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1972
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Aug–Dec 2003
5-Month
66.63°F
(19.24°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
1.58°F
(0.88°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1972
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Jul–Dec 2003
6-Month
70.31°F
(21.28°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
1.66°F
(0.92°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1972
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1939
Jun–Dec 2003
7-Month
71.77°F
(22.09°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
1.30°F
(0.72°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1972
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1933
May–Dec 2003
8-Month
71.95°F
(22.19°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
1.17°F
(0.65°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1972
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1934
Apr–Dec 2003
9-Month
71.10°F
(21.72°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
1.13°F
(0.63°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1972
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2012
Mar–Dec 2003
10-Month
69.48°F
(20.82°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
1.21°F
(0.67°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1912
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2012
Ties: 2010
Feb–Dec 2003
11-Month
67.09°F
(19.49°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
0.95°F
(0.52°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1912
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2012
Ties: 2018
Jan–Dec 2003
12-Month
65.11°F
(18.39°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.11°F
(0.61°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1912
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Jul 2002–Dec 2003
18-Month
66.44°F
(19.13°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.89°F
(0.49°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1912
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Jan 2002–Dec 2003
24-Month
65.15°F
(18.42°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.16°F
(0.65°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1998 1913
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Jan 2001–Dec 2003
36-Month
65.32°F
(18.51°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1905
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Jan 2000–Dec 2003
48-Month
65.31°F
(18.51°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.34°F
(0.75°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1906
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2018
Ties: 2016
Jan 1999–Dec 2003
60-Month
65.49°F
(18.61°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1907
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 22, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/