Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2017

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2017
1-Month
44.83°F
(7.13°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
2.07°F
(1.15°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1983
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2015 1939
Nov–Dec 2017
2-Month
50.50°F
(10.28°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
2.77°F
(1.54°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 2000
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1999
Oct–Dec 2017
3-Month
56.48°F
(13.60°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
2.39°F
(1.33°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1999
Sep–Dec 2017
4-Month
62.05°F
(16.69°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
2.03°F
(1.12°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1999
Aug–Dec 2017
5-Month
66.50°F
(19.17°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
1.45°F
(0.81°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1999
Jul–Dec 2017
6-Month
70.17°F
(21.21°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
1.52°F
(0.85°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1939
Jun–Dec 2017
7-Month
72.04°F
(22.24°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
1.58°F
(0.87°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1933
May–Dec 2017
8-Month
72.19°F
(22.33°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1934
Apr–Dec 2017
9-Month
71.49°F
(21.94°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Mar–Dec 2017
10-Month
70.12°F
(21.18°C)
68.26°F
(20.14°C)
1.86°F
(1.04°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Feb–Dec 2017
11-Month
68.49°F
(20.27°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
2.35°F
(1.30°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1912
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Jan–Dec 2017
12-Month
66.35°F
(19.08°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
2.35°F
(1.30°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1912
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Jul 2016–Dec 2017
18-Month
67.85°F
(19.92°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
2.30°F
(1.28°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1912
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Jan 2016–Dec 2017
24-Month
66.52°F
(19.18°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
2.52°F
(1.40°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1913
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jan 2015–Dec 2017
36-Month
66.37°F
(19.09°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
2.39°F
(1.32°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1905
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jan 2014–Dec 2017
48-Month
65.86°F
(18.81°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.89°F
(1.05°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1906
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Jan 2013–Dec 2017
60-Month
65.52°F
(18.62°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.55°F
(0.86°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1907
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/