Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
24.93°F
(-3.93°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
2.33°F
(1.29°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1909
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
26.98°F
(-2.79°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
32.03°F
(0.02°C)
31.57°F
(-0.24°C)
0.46°F
(0.26°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
37.11°F
(2.84°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
0.46°F
(0.26°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
41.42°F
(5.23°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1959
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
44.60°F
(7.00°C)
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
46.02°F
(7.79°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
0.05°F
(0.03°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1969
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
46.12°F
(7.84°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
45.28°F
(7.38°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1914
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
43.85°F
(6.58°C)
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1947, 1974, 2008
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
41.46°F
(5.26°C)
41.87°F
(5.48°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.22°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
39.06°F
(3.92°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.98°F
(-0.55°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
40.69°F
(4.83°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
-0.79°F
(-0.44°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
39.19°F
(3.99°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.85°F
(-0.48°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
39.63°F
(4.24°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.22°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1918
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
39.44°F
(4.13°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.57°F
(-0.32°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1919
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
39.51°F
(4.17°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1920
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/