Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
25.18°F
(-3.79°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
2.58°F
(1.43°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1909
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2015
Ties: 1987
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
26.76°F
(-2.91°C)
26.63°F
(-2.98°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Ties: 1964, 1992
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
32.14°F
(0.08°C)
31.56°F
(-0.24°C)
0.58°F
(0.32°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
36.67°F
(2.59°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
40.95°F
(4.97°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
44.11°F
(6.73°C)
44.36°F
(6.87°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
45.92°F
(7.73°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
46.28°F
(7.93°C)
46.15°F
(7.86°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Ties: 1969
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
45.21°F
(7.34°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.06°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Ties: 1915, 1978
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
43.49°F
(6.38°C)
43.79°F
(6.55°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
41.47°F
(5.26°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Ties: 1901
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
39.76°F
(4.31°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.16°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Ties: 1930
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
41.17°F
(5.09°C)
41.49°F
(5.27°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2016
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
39.58°F
(4.21°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.01°F
(-0.01°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1918
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
40.25°F
(4.58°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1919
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
40.17°F
(4.54°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.17°F
(0.10°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1920
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2019

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