Climate at a Glance

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Pacific Northwest Basin

Average 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
22.5°F
(-5.3°C)
28.1°F
(-2.2°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.1°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1990
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1917
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
26.5°F
(-3.1°C)
31.3°F
(-0.4°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1919 1985
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1917
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1985
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1917
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1985
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1917
Ties: 1911, 1924
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1985
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1917, 2014
Ties: 1912, 1924
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1985
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2014
Ties: 1924
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1916
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1919 1916
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1984
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1916
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1919
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1916
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1913, 1924, 1927
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1955
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1917, 2011
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1916
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1901, 1954, 1969, 1976
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1985
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1906, 1915, 1935, 1944, 1946, 1970, 1976, 2011
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1905, 1907, 1938, 1977
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1913
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2016
Ties: 1902, 1953, 1970, 1975
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1913, 1914, 1919
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016, 2017
Ties: 1906, 1908, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1958
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1913
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1954, 1973, 1976, 1979

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