Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1996
1-Month
24.12°F
(-4.38°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
1.52°F
(0.84°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1909
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2015
Ties: 1952
Nov–Dec 1996
2-Month
26.92°F
(-2.82°C)
26.63°F
(-2.98°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2015
Ties: 1908, 1970
Oct–Dec 1996
3-Month
31.69°F
(-0.17°C)
31.56°F
(-0.24°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2015
Sep–Dec 1996
4-Month
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2015
Ties: 1950
Aug–Dec 1996
5-Month
41.25°F
(5.14°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
0.12°F
(0.07°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2015
Ties: 1969
Jul–Dec 1996
6-Month
44.54°F
(6.97°C)
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
0.17°F
(0.10°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2015
Ties: 1918
Jun–Dec 1996
7-Month
46.33°F
(7.96°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2015
May–Dec 1996
8-Month
46.66°F
(8.14°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
0.50°F
(0.27°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1976
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2015
Apr–Dec 1996
9-Month
45.65°F
(7.58°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2015
Ties: 1946
Mar–Dec 1996
10-Month
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1917
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2015
Ties: 1896, 1962
Feb–Dec 1996
11-Month
42.00°F
(5.56°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
0.12°F
(0.07°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1917
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2016
Ties: 1962
Jan–Dec 1996
12-Month
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1917
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2016
Jul 1995–Dec 1996
18-Month
41.68°F
(5.38°C)
41.49°F
(5.27°C)
0.19°F
(0.11°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1917
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2016
Ties: 1927
Jan 1995–Dec 1996
24-Month
40.51°F
(4.73°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Ties: 1982
Jan 1994–Dec 1996
36-Month
40.65°F
(4.81°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1918
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1993 2017
Jan 1993–Dec 1996
48-Month
40.44°F
(4.69°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1919
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2018
Jan 1992–Dec 1996
60-Month
40.57°F
(4.76°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.57°F
(0.32°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1920
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 1942

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