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Chicago, Illinois

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1981

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1981
1-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1960
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1961, 1994, 2017
Feb–Mar 1981
2-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
34.1°F
(1.2°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1997
Jan–Mar 1981
3-Month
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Dec 1980–Mar 1981
4-Month
30.4°F
(-0.9°C)
30.5°F
(-0.8°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978, 1979, 2014
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Nov 1980–Mar 1981
5-Month
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 2014
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1988
Oct 1980–Mar 1981
6-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 2014
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Sep 1980–Mar 1981
7-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1988
Aug 1980–Mar 1981
8-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1964
Jul 1980–Mar 1981
9-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1961, 1972, 1988, 2018
Jun 1980–Mar 1981
10-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1966, 2004
May 1980–Mar 1981
11-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Apr 1980–Mar 1981
12-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Oct 1979–Mar 1981
18-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Apr 1979–Mar 1981
24-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 2015
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2000
Ties: 1964, 2010
Apr 1978–Mar 1981
36-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
48-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1980
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1982
Apr 1976–Mar 1981
60-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1981
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2002

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/