Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1938
1-Month
23.86°F
(-4.52°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
1.26°F
(0.70°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1909
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Ties: 1981
Nov–Dec 1938
2-Month
25.92°F
(-3.38°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
-0.72°F
(-0.40°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1976
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Oct–Dec 1938
3-Month
31.54°F
(-0.26°C)
31.57°F
(-0.24°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1976
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Sep–Dec 1938
4-Month
36.97°F
(2.76°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Aug–Dec 1938
5-Month
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1976
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Jul–Dec 1938
6-Month
44.82°F
(7.12°C)
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1976
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Ties: 1987
Jun–Dec 1938
7-Month
46.41°F
(8.01°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
0.44°F
(0.25°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1976
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Ties: 1918
May–Dec 1938
8-Month
46.56°F
(8.09°C)
46.15°F
(7.86°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1976
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Ties: 1954
Apr–Dec 1938
9-Month
45.76°F
(7.64°C)
45.31°F
(7.39°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Ties: 1963
Mar–Dec 1938
10-Month
44.57°F
(6.98°C)
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
0.79°F
(0.44°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Feb–Dec 1938
11-Month
42.86°F
(6.03°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2016
Jan–Dec 1938
12-Month
41.14°F
(5.08°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
1.10°F
(0.61°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2016
Jul 1937–Dec 1938
18-Month
42.40°F
(5.78°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
0.92°F
(0.51°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2016
Ties: 2010
Jan 1937–Dec 1938
24-Month
40.40°F
(4.67°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1953
Jan 1936–Dec 1938
36-Month
40.16°F
(4.53°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.14°F
(0.07°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2017
Ties: 1947
Jan 1935–Dec 1938
48-Month
40.15°F
(4.53°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.14°F
(0.08°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1919
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Jan 1934–Dec 1938
60-Month
40.41°F
(4.67°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1920
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/