Climate at a Glance

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South Carolina

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1898
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1917
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1932, 1942, 1965, 1992, 2005
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1909, 1974
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
57.7°F
(14.3°C)
58.9°F
(14.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1931, 2015
Ties: 1944, 1955
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
62.9°F
(17.2°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1917
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2007
Ties: 1945
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
65.2°F
(18.4°C)
65.7°F
(18.7°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1913, 1920, 1924, 1945, 1960, 1995, 1996
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
66.6°F
(19.2°C)
67.3°F
(19.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1976
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1914, 1944, 1992
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
66.8°F
(19.3°C)
67.7°F
(19.8°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1917, 1976
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1901, 1968
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
66.3°F
(19.1°C)
67.1°F
(19.5°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1976
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1909, 1968, 1972, 1983
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
65.0°F
(18.3°C)
65.7°F
(18.7°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1909, 1968, 1972, 1983
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
64.0°F
(17.8°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1917
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2016
Ties: 1950, 1972, 1983
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
61.2°F
(16.2°C)
62.4°F
(16.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1901, 1917, 1958, 1963, 1966, 1969
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1924, 1981
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
62.9°F
(17.2°C)
63.5°F
(17.5°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1968
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1924, 1961, 1970, 1996
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
61.7°F
(16.5°C)
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1969
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1959, 1980, 1989
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
62.4°F
(16.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1968, 1969
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017, 2019
Ties: 1925, 1937, 1943, 1974
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
62.7°F
(17.1°C)
62.4°F
(16.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1969
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 1911, 1921, 1927, 1938, 1941, 1945, 1950, 1975, 1986, 1990
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
62.6°F
(17.0°C)
62.4°F
(16.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1969, 1970
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2020
Ties: 1928, 1940, 1941, 1975, 1987, 1989

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/