Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1961
1-Month
21.49°F
(-5.84°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
-1.11°F
(-0.62°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1909
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Nov–Dec 1961
2-Month
25.84°F
(-3.42°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
-0.80°F
(-0.44°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1976
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Oct–Dec 1961
3-Month
30.79°F
(-0.67°C)
31.57°F
(-0.24°C)
-0.78°F
(-0.43°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2015
Ties: 1914
Sep–Dec 1961
4-Month
35.88°F
(2.16°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
-0.77°F
(-0.42°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2015
Aug–Dec 1961
5-Month
40.67°F
(4.82°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.25°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2015
Jul–Dec 1961
6-Month
43.92°F
(6.62°C)
44.36°F
(6.87°C)
-0.44°F
(-0.25°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1976
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2015
Ties: 1914, 1992
Jun–Dec 1961
7-Month
45.64°F
(7.58°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
-0.33°F
(-0.18°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2015
Ties: 1944
May–Dec 1961
8-Month
45.69°F
(7.61°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1976
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2015
Apr–Dec 1961
9-Month
44.65°F
(7.03°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
-0.67°F
(-0.37°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2015
Mar–Dec 1961
10-Month
43.44°F
(6.36°C)
43.79°F
(6.55°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.19°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1917
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 1928
Feb–Dec 1961
11-Month
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1917
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2016
Jan–Dec 1961
12-Month
39.91°F
(4.39°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.08°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1917
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2016
Jul 1960–Dec 1961
18-Month
41.40°F
(5.22°C)
41.49°F
(5.27°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1917
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2016
Ties: 1972
Jan 1960–Dec 1961
24-Month
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2017
Ties: 1937, 1943, 1944
Jan 1959–Dec 1961
36-Month
39.81°F
(4.34°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2017
Jan 1958–Dec 1961
48-Month
39.89°F
(4.38°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.08°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1919
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2018
Jan 1957–Dec 1961
60-Month
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1920
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1955, 1975

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