Climate at a Glance

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Upper Mississippi River Basin

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
17.5°F
(-8.1°C)
22.4°F
(-5.3°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.8°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1983
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1897, 1898
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
25.4°F
(-3.7°C)
28.8°F
(-1.8°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2001
Ties: 1910, 1927, 1945
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
32.6°F
(0.3°C)
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
-3.5°F
(-2.0°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1976
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931, 2015
Ties: 1951, 1989
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1976
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1932
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1896, 1925
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
53.5°F
(11.9°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1927, 1967, 1985
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1903
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 2014
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904, 1917, 1951
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1907, 1920, 1927
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1951
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1999
Ties: 1903, 1916, 1929, 1937, 1952, 1966, 1980
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2017
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1905
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2001
Ties: 1926, 1929
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1907
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2002
Ties: 1899, 1904, 1929, 1997

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