Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of December 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Massachusetts

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1978

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Coolest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Warmest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
20.2°F
(-6.6°C)
19.6°F
(-6.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1989
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1974 2015
Ties: 1951, 1966
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
24.9°F
(-3.9°C)
24.9°F
(-3.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1896, 1907, 1937, 1947
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
32.9°F
(0.5°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1943
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1897, 1929
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011
Ties: 1895, 1942, 1963
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011
Ties: 1907
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011
Ties: 1965
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011
Ties: 1910, 1929, 1933, 1943, 1966, 1992
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1926
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1960
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1904
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1916, 1962
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1904
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1962
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1904
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1896, 1916, 1977
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1905
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1962, 1967
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1905
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1897, 1912, 1914, 1920, 1942, 1966, 1967
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
36.5°F
(2.5°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1907
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2013
Ties: 1901, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1970
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012, 2013, 2014
Ties: 1900, 1939, 1946, 1948

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/