Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1971
1-Month
24.75°F
(-4.03°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
2.15°F
(1.19°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1909
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Nov–Dec 1971
2-Month
27.90°F
(-2.28°C)
26.63°F
(-2.98°C)
1.27°F
(0.70°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Ties: 1933, 2005
Oct–Dec 1971
3-Month
33.10°F
(0.61°C)
31.57°F
(-0.24°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Sep–Dec 1971
4-Month
37.82°F
(3.23°C)
36.64°F
(2.58°C)
1.18°F
(0.65°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1997
Aug–Dec 1971
5-Month
42.05°F
(5.58°C)
41.12°F
(5.07°C)
0.93°F
(0.51°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Jul–Dec 1971
6-Month
44.92°F
(7.18°C)
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
0.55°F
(0.31°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Ties: 1995
Jun–Dec 1971
7-Month
46.57°F
(8.09°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
0.60°F
(0.33°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2015
Ties: 1988
May–Dec 1971
8-Month
46.42°F
(8.01°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
0.26°F
(0.14°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Apr–Dec 1971
9-Month
45.38°F
(7.43°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2015
Ties: 1899, 1925
Mar–Dec 1971
10-Month
43.62°F
(6.46°C)
43.79°F
(6.55°C)
-0.17°F
(-0.09°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Feb–Dec 1971
11-Month
41.68°F
(5.38°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2016
Jan–Dec 1971
12-Month
39.78°F
(4.32°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2016
Ties: 1919
Jul 1970–Dec 1971
18-Month
41.34°F
(5.19°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Jan 1970–Dec 1971
24-Month
39.72°F
(4.29°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2017
Ties: 1910
Jan 1969–Dec 1971
36-Month
39.75°F
(4.31°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.27°F
(-0.15°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2017
Ties: 1907
Jan 1968–Dec 1971
48-Month
39.67°F
(4.26°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.34°F
(-0.19°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1919
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2018
Jan 1967–Dec 1971
60-Month
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.33°F
(-0.18°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1920
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/