Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Kentucky

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1989
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2015
Ties: 1920, 2013, 2020
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 2012
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1896, 1911, 1920, 1942, 1986
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1976
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1906, 1940, 1965, 1985, 1986, 1991
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1976
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1927, 1991
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
60.3°F
(15.7°C)
59.7°F
(15.4°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1976
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1959, 2006
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
62.1°F
(16.7°C)
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1976
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1947, 1970
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
62.1°F
(16.7°C)
61.9°F
(16.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1976
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1931
Ties: 1932, 1940, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1957, 1964, 1977, 1994
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
61.1°F
(16.2°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1931
Ties: 1905, 1973, 1984
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
59.5°F
(15.3°C)
59.6°F
(15.3°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1921
Ties: 1914, 1984
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1921
Ties: 1966, 1968
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1921
Ties: 1979
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2016
Ties: 1976
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1979
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1922
Ties: 1918, 1961, 1967, 1977
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1978, 1980
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1980
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2019
Ties: 1970
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1980
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2020
Ties: 1963

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/