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 August 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2020
1-Month
46.60°F
(8.11°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
3.84°F
(2.13°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1983
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 1939
Nov–Dec 2020
2-Month
52.46°F
(11.37°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
4.73°F
(2.63°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 2000
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1999
Oct–Dec 2020
3-Month
57.30°F
(14.06°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
3.21°F
(1.79°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1972
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1999
Sep–Dec 2020
4-Month
62.68°F
(17.04°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
2.66°F
(1.47°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1972
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1999
Aug–Dec 2020
5-Month
67.71°F
(19.84°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
2.67°F
(1.48°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1972
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 1999
Jul–Dec 2020
6-Month
71.16°F
(21.76°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
2.51°F
(1.40°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1972
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1999 1939
Jun–Dec 2020
7-Month
72.86°F
(22.70°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
2.40°F
(1.33°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1972
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1933
May–Dec 2020
8-Month
72.93°F
(22.74°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
2.15°F
(1.20°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1972
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1934
Apr–Dec 2020
9-Month
71.89°F
(22.16°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
1.93°F
(1.07°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1972
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Mar–Dec 2020
10-Month
70.37°F
(21.32°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
2.10°F
(1.17°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Feb–Dec 2020
11-Month
68.26°F
(20.14°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
2.12°F
(1.17°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–Dec 2020
12-Month
66.32°F
(19.07°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
2.32°F
(1.29°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jul 2019–Dec 2020
18-Month
67.36°F
(19.64°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
1.81°F
(1.00°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan 2019–Dec 2020
24-Month
65.20°F
(18.44°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.21°F
(0.67°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1913
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jan 2018–Dec 2020
36-Month
65.17°F
(18.43°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.18°F
(0.66°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1905
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2017
Ties: 1955, 2019
Jan 2017–Dec 2020
48-Month
65.46°F
(18.59°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.49°F
(0.83°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1906
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Jan 2016–Dec 2020
60-Month
65.71°F
(18.73°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.74°F
(0.97°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2016
Ties: 2018

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