Climate at a Glance

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California River Basin

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.4°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1932, 1990
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1958
Ties: 1914
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1916 1994
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1995
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1916
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1995
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1916 1916
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2020
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
56.7°F
(13.7°C)
58.9°F
(14.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1916 1916
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2020
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1916
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2020
Ties: 1919
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
61.4°F
(16.3°C)
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1916
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2020
Ties: 1902, 1914, 1924, 1947, 1971
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1916
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2020
Ties: 1925, 1944, 1946
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
60.6°F
(15.9°C)
61.3°F
(16.3°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1916
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2014, 2020
Ties: 1906, 1919, 1925, 1927, 1953, 1963
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1912
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2014
Ties: 1901, 1917, 1951, 1967, 1983, 2011
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1911
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2014
Ties: 1921, 1929, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1983
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1911
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2014
Ties: 1901, 1906, 1929, 1937, 1951, 1953
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
58.3°F
(14.6°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1912
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1896, 1901, 1906, 1932, 1933
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
56.7°F
(13.7°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1912
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1902, 1918, 1921, 1922, 1945
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1913
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016
Ties: 1901, 1945, 1947, 1953, 1966, 1975, 1976
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1912, 1914
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2017
Ties: 1930, 1933, 1954, 1964, 1967, 1976
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1912
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2018
Ties: 1927, 1958, 1968, 1971, 1977

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