Climate at a Glance

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Upper Mississippi River Basin

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
28.2°F
(-2.1°C)
22.4°F
(-5.3°C)
5.8°F
(3.2°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1983
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Ties: 1957, 1997
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
31.4°F
(-0.3°C)
28.8°F
(-1.8°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2001
Ties: 1899, 2002
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931, 2015
Ties: 1940, 1997, 2005
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1915, 1975, 1997
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1928
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1946
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
54.8°F
(12.7°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1946, 1957, 1970, 2004
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1931
Ties: 1928, 1960, 1978
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1931
Ties: 1897, 1905, 1937, 1942, 1968
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1912, 1965
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904, 1917, 1951
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1993, 2014
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1951
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1999
Ties: 1904
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1926
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1905
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2001
Ties: 1927, 1952
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1907
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1927, 1928, 1952, 1969, 1970, 1980, 1982

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/