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Chicago, Illinois

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1981

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1981
1-Month
23.8°F
(-4.6°C)
24.9°F
(-3.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.7°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1977
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2006
Dec 1980–Jan 1981
2-Month
26.4°F
(-3.1°C)
27.1°F
(-2.7°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1977
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2002
Nov 1980–Jan 1981
3-Month
31.6°F
(-0.2°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1977
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2002
Oct 1980–Jan 1981
4-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1977
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2002
Ties: 1968, 2011
Sep 1980–Jan 1981
5-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1977
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2016
Aug 1980–Jan 1981
6-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1977
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2002
Ties: 1990, 2003
Jul 1980–Jan 1981
7-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1966, 1980
Jun 1980–Jan 1981
8-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1977
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2006
May 1980–Jan 1981
9-Month
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1999, 2006
Ties: 1971, 1980
Apr 1980–Jan 1981
10-Month
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
Mar 1980–Jan 1981
11-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1999
Ties: 1980, 1998, 2001, 2010
Feb 1980–Jan 1981
12-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1997
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1999
Ties: 1966, 1990
Aug 1979–Jan 1981
18-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1982, 2004
Feb 1979–Jan 1981
24-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1980, 2015
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2000
Ties: 1962, 1963, 1977, 1994
Feb 1978–Jan 1981
36-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1981
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2001, 2008
Feb 1977–Jan 1981
48-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1980
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2002
Ties: 1979
Feb 1976–Jan 1981
60-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1981
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2003

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/