Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1985
1-Month
18.14°F
(-7.70°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
-4.46°F
(-2.48°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1909
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Nov–Dec 1985
2-Month
24.18°F
(-4.34°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
-2.46°F
(-1.36°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Oct–Dec 1985
3-Month
30.40°F
(-0.89°C)
31.56°F
(-0.24°C)
-1.16°F
(-0.65°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Ties: 1930, 1945
Sep–Dec 1985
4-Month
35.54°F
(1.97°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
-1.11°F
(-0.61°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Aug–Dec 1985
5-Month
40.07°F
(4.48°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
-1.06°F
(-0.59°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Jul–Dec 1985
6-Month
43.52°F
(6.40°C)
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
-0.85°F
(-0.47°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Jun–Dec 1985
7-Month
45.15°F
(7.31°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
-0.82°F
(-0.45°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Ties: 1989
May–Dec 1985
8-Month
45.63°F
(7.57°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
-0.53°F
(-0.30°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Apr–Dec 1985
9-Month
45.14°F
(7.30°C)
45.31°F
(7.39°C)
-0.17°F
(-0.09°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1917
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Mar–Dec 1985
10-Month
43.83°F
(6.57°C)
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
0.05°F
(0.03°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1917
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Ties: 1958
Feb–Dec 1985
11-Month
41.67°F
(5.37°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
-0.21°F
(-0.12°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2016
Ties: 1902
Jan–Dec 1985
12-Month
39.55°F
(4.19°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.49°F
(-0.28°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2016
Ties: 1898
Jul 1984–Dec 1985
18-Month
41.33°F
(5.18°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.09°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2016
Ties: 1955
Jan 1984–Dec 1985
24-Month
39.96°F
(4.42°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.05°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Jan 1983–Dec 1985
36-Month
40.20°F
(4.56°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.17°F
(0.10°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1918
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1943, 1974
Jan 1982–Dec 1985
48-Month
40.11°F
(4.51°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.10°F
(0.06°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1919
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2018
Jan 1981–Dec 1985
60-Month
40.32°F
(4.62°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1920
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1957

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