Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of October 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2018
1-Month
44.78°F
(7.10°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
2.02°F
(1.12°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1983
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1939
Nov–Dec 2018
2-Month
47.47°F
(8.59°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 2000
77th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1999
Ties: 1940
Oct–Dec 2018
3-Month
53.11°F
(11.73°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.98°F
(-0.54°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1972
99th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1999
Ties: 2013
Sep–Dec 2018
4-Month
59.67°F
(15.37°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.20°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1972
78th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1999
Aug–Dec 2018
5-Month
64.93°F
(18.29°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.07°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1972
70th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1999
Jul–Dec 2018
6-Month
68.81°F
(20.45°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1972
57th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1939
Jun–Dec 2018
7-Month
71.00°F
(21.67°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
38th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1933
Ties: 1901, 1960
May–Dec 2018
8-Month
71.93°F
(22.18°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
1.15°F
(0.64°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1934
Apr–Dec 2018
9-Month
70.81°F
(21.56°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
0.84°F
(0.47°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1972
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Mar–Dec 2018
10-Month
69.13°F
(20.63°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.86°F
(0.48°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
34th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Feb–Dec 2018
11-Month
67.09°F
(19.49°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
0.95°F
(0.52°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 2003
Jan–Dec 2018
12-Month
65.09°F
(18.38°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.09°F
(0.60°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jul 2017–Dec 2018
18-Month
66.79°F
(19.33°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
1.23°F
(0.69°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1912
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan 2017–Dec 2018
24-Month
65.72°F
(18.73°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.72°F
(0.95°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1913
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jan 2016–Dec 2018
36-Month
66.04°F
(18.91°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
2.06°F
(1.14°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1905
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jan 2015–Dec 2018
48-Month
66.05°F
(18.92°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
2.08°F
(1.16°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1906
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Jan 2014–Dec 2018
60-Month
65.71°F
(18.73°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.74°F
(0.97°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2016
Ties: 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 30, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/