Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2020
1-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1917
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1924, 1926, 1986, 2017
Nov–Dec 2020
2-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
3.3°F
(1.9°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Oct–Dec 2020
3-Month
53.5°F
(11.9°C)
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
3.4°F
(1.8°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Ties: 2001
Sep–Dec 2020
4-Month
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1917
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1933
Aug–Dec 2020
5-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
59.2°F
(15.1°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1921, 1990
Jul–Dec 2020
6-Month
64.6°F
(18.1°C)
62.2°F
(16.8°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2018 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1941, 1998
Jun–Dec 2020
7-Month
65.9°F
(18.8°C)
63.8°F
(17.7°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
May–Dec 2020
8-Month
65.6°F
(18.7°C)
64.1°F
(17.8°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1921, 1986
Apr–Dec 2020
9-Month
64.7°F
(18.2°C)
63.4°F
(17.4°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 2004
Mar–Dec 2020
10-Month
63.8°F
(17.7°C)
62.0°F
(16.7°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2018 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Feb–Dec 2020
11-Month
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
60.2°F
(15.7°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2019
Ties: 1998
Jan–Dec 2020
12-Month
61.0°F
(16.1°C)
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2018 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2019
Ties: 2017
Jul 2019–Dec 2020
18-Month
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2018 1904
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2016, 2017
Jan 2019–Dec 2020
24-Month
61.1°F
(16.2°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1967
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020
Jan 2018–Dec 2020
36-Month
60.9°F
(16.1°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1968, 1969
1st Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2019, 2020
Ties: 2019
Jan 2017–Dec 2020
48-Month
60.9°F
(16.1°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1969
1st Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2019, 2020
Ties: 2019
Jan 2016–Dec 2020
60-Month
60.9°F
(16.1°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1969, 1970
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on February 28, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/