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Chicago, Illinois

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1978

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1958-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1978
1-Month
15.1°F
(-9.4°C)
24.7°F
(-4.1°C)
-9.6°F
(-5.3°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2006
Dec 1977–Jan 1978
2-Month
19.3°F
(-7.1°C)
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
-7.4°F
(-4.2°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2002
Nov 1977–Jan 1978
3-Month
26.0°F
(-3.3°C)
31.5°F
(-0.3°C)
-5.5°F
(-3.0°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2002
Oct 1977–Jan 1978
4-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2002
Sep 1977–Jan 1978
5-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2016
Ties: 1982
Aug 1977–Jan 1978
6-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2002
Jul 1977–Jan 1978
7-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1970
Jun 1977–Jan 1978
8-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2006
May 1977–Jan 1978
9-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 1999, 2006
Ties: 1969, 1985
Apr 1977–Jan 1978
10-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2006
Ties: 1980, 2015
Mar 1977–Jan 1978
11-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1974 1999
Ties: 1964
Feb 1977–Jan 1978
12-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1974 1999
Ties: 1996
Aug 1976–Jan 1978
18-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Feb 1976–Jan 1978
24-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1980
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2000
Feb 1975–Jan 1978
36-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1979
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2001, 2008
Ties: 1965, 1971, 1986
Feb 1974–Jan 1978
48-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1980
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Ties: 1965, 1983
Feb 1973–Jan 1978
60-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1981
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2003
Ties: 1997

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/