Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Great Lakes Basin

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1940
1-Month
26.8°F
(-2.9°C)
24.0°F
(-4.4°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1989
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Nov–Dec 1940
2-Month
30.0°F
(-1.1°C)
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1915, 1934
Oct–Dec 1940
3-Month
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
35.9°F
(2.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917, 1976
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1930, 1934, 1992
Sep–Dec 1940
4-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1964
Aug–Dec 1940
5-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1934, 1969, 1986
Jul–Dec 1940
6-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1931
Ties: 1916, 1965, 1978, 1986, 2013
Jun–Dec 1940
7-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1931
Ties: 1901, 1978, 1996
May–Dec 1940
8-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1896, 1919, 1928, 1942, 1960, 1962, 1996
Apr–Dec 1940
9-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1902, 1916, 1997
Mar–Dec 1940
10-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1926 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1903, 1943
Feb–Dec 1940
11-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1901, 1943
Jan–Dec 1940
12-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1978
Jul 1939–Dec 1940
18-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1904
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1910, 1915, 1950, 1972
Jan 1939–Dec 1940
24-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1999
Ties: 1920, 1959, 1993
Jan 1938–Dec 1940
36-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918, 1926
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1941, 1943, 1947, 1983
Jan 1937–Dec 1940
48-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907, 1926
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2001
Ties: 1946, 1950, 1952, 1975
Jan 1936–Dec 1940
60-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2002
Ties: 1936, 1938, 1961, 1997

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/