Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
19.38°F
(-7.01°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
-3.22°F
(-1.79°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1909
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
25.24°F
(-3.76°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
-1.40°F
(-0.78°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
30.31°F
(-0.94°C)
31.57°F
(-0.24°C)
-1.26°F
(-0.70°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
36.08°F
(2.27°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
-0.57°F
(-0.31°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
40.62°F
(4.79°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
-0.51°F
(-0.28°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1950, 1972
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
43.96°F
(6.64°C)
44.36°F
(6.87°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.23°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
45.65°F
(7.58°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 2000
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
45.90°F
(7.72°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
45.21°F
(7.34°C)
45.31°F
(7.39°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1915, 1956
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
43.68°F
(6.49°C)
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
41.36°F
(5.20°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.29°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
39.32°F
(4.07°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.72°F
(-0.40°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
41.32°F
(5.18°C)
41.49°F
(5.27°C)
-0.17°F
(-0.09°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1974 2016
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
39.92°F
(4.40°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.06°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2017
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
39.57°F
(4.21°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1918
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1926, 1980
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
39.62°F
(4.23°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.22°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1919
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
39.74°F
(4.30°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.27°F
(-0.15°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1920
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/