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Chicago, Illinois

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
11.9°F
(-11.2°C)
24.9°F
(-3.9°C)
-13.0°F
(-7.3°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
18.6°F
(-7.4°C)
26.9°F
(-2.8°C)
-8.3°F
(-4.6°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
26.2°F
(-3.2°C)
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.1°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1963
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.5°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1977
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2016
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1977
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2002, 2016
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1977
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1978
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1977
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2006
Ties: 2001
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
54.8°F
(12.7°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
Ties: 1962
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
Ties: 1986
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1997
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1999
Ties: 1977
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1980
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Ties: 1968, 1978
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1981
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2008
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1980
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1971
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1981
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2003
Ties: 1970, 1982, 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/