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Chicago, Illinois

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1997

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1997
1-Month
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1960
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Feb–Mar 1997
2-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
34.1°F
(1.2°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1978
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Ties: 1981
Jan–Mar 1997
3-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1993
Dec 1996–Mar 1997
4-Month
29.5°F
(-1.4°C)
30.5°F
(-0.8°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1978, 1979, 2014
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1961, 2018
Nov 1996–Mar 1997
5-Month
30.5°F
(-0.8°C)
32.7°F
(0.4°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 2014
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 2011
Oct 1996–Mar 1997
6-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 2014
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Sep 1996–Mar 1997
7-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1977
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1986
Aug 1996–Mar 1997
8-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1977
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1996
Jul 1996–Mar 1997
9-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1977
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1986
Jun 1996–Mar 1997
10-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1977
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1962
May 1996–Mar 1997
11-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1977
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1962, 1993
Apr 1996–Mar 1997
12-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1977
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1970
Oct 1995–Mar 1997
18-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Apr 1995–Mar 1997
24-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 2015
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2000
Apr 1994–Mar 1997
36-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2000
Ties: 1985, 1994, 1996
Apr 1993–Mar 1997
48-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1980
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2002
Ties: 1968
Apr 1992–Mar 1997
60-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1981
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2002
Ties: 1970

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