Climate at a Glance

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Upper Mississippi River Basin

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
21.1°F
(-6.1°C)
22.4°F
(-5.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1983
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 2005
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
30.4°F
(-0.9°C)
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1985
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2001
Ties: 1905, 1948, 1980, 1988, 1997
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1976
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 1931, 2015
Ties: 1907
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1976
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1897, 1952, 1968, 2014
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1916, 1962
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1928, 1943, 1955, 1995
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1943, 1995, 2014
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1911, 1947, 1957, 1960, 1962
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1908, 1955, 1971
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1994, 2000, 2002
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1922, 1930, 1986, 2000
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1904, 1917, 1951
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1942, 1988
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1951
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1974 1999
Ties: 1923, 1933, 1935, 1947, 2010
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1898, 1930, 1963, 1966
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2001
Ties: 1953, 1968, 1970
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1903, 1953, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1973

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/