Climatological Rankings

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Look up monthly U.S., Statewide, DivisionalClimate Divisions, and RegionalClimate Regions Temperature, Precipitation, Degree Days, and Palmer (Drought) rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 60-month, and Year-to-Date time periods. Data and statistics are as of January 1895.
Please note, Degree Days are not available for Agricultural Belts.

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Contiguous U.S. Average Temperature Rankings, March 2012

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Period Avg Temp 20th Century
Average
Departure Rank Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
Mar 2012
1-month period
50.41°F
(10.23°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
8.91°F
(4.95°C)
120ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1965
1ˢᵗ Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jan - Mar 2012
3-month period
41.35°F
(5.19°C)
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
6.20°F
(3.44°C)
120ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1912
1ˢᵗ Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
5-month period
40.64°F
(4.80°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
4.66°F
(2.59°C)
118ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1899
2ⁿᵈ Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2000
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
12-month period
54.70°F
(12.61°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
2.67°F
(1.48°C)
119ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1899
1ˢᵗ Warmest Warmest to Date 2012