Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
28.1°F
(-2.2°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1989
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1974 2015
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
33.7°F
(0.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1997
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1974
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1902, 1905, 1907, 1916, 1939
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1916, 1967
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1906, 1945
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
53.7°F
(12.1°C)
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1945
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1896, 1960, 1974
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1906, 1920
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1902, 1939, 1943
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1934
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1904
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1918, 1958
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1904
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1897, 1965
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1905
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1910, 1919
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1905
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1898, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1972
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2013
Ties: 1922, 1945, 1958, 1961
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2013, 2014
Ties: 1939, 1981

Citing This Page

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