Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2015

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2015
1-Month
48.06°F
(8.92°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
5.30°F
(2.94°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1983
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1939
Nov–Dec 2015
2-Month
51.64°F
(10.91°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
3.91°F
(2.17°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 2000
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Oct–Dec 2015
3-Month
57.46°F
(14.14°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
3.37°F
(1.87°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Sep–Dec 2015
4-Month
63.42°F
(17.46°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
3.40°F
(1.89°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 1999 1999
Aug–Dec 2015
5-Month
67.89°F
(19.94°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
2.85°F
(1.58°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 1999 1999
Jul–Dec 2015
6-Month
70.90°F
(21.61°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
2.25°F
(1.25°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1939
Jun–Dec 2015
7-Month
72.72°F
(22.62°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
2.26°F
(1.25°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1933
May–Dec 2015
8-Month
72.70°F
(22.61°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
1.92°F
(1.07°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1934
Apr–Dec 2015
9-Month
71.94°F
(22.19°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
1.97°F
(1.10°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Mar–Dec 2015
10-Month
70.52°F
(21.40°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
2.25°F
(1.25°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Feb–Dec 2015
11-Month
68.14°F
(20.08°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
2.01°F
(1.12°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jan–Dec 2015
12-Month
66.07°F
(18.93°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
2.07°F
(1.15°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jul 2014–Dec 2015
18-Month
67.01°F
(19.45°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
1.46°F
(0.81°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jan 2014–Dec 2015
24-Month
65.21°F
(18.45°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.21°F
(0.67°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1913
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2017
Jan 2013–Dec 2015
36-Month
64.85°F
(18.25°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1905
29th Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2017
Ties: 1939, 1992
Jan 2012–Dec 2015
48-Month
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.59°F
(0.88°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1906
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2018
Jan 2011–Dec 2015
60-Month
65.48°F
(18.60°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.52°F
(0.84°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1907
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/