Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1901
1-Month
31.62°F
(-0.21°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
1.50°F
(0.83°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1979
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2006
Dec 1900–Jan 1901
2-Month
33.05°F
(0.58°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
1.62°F
(0.90°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1979
35th Warmest Warmest to Date 2020
Nov 1900–Jan 1901
3-Month
35.88°F
(2.16°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
1.02°F
(0.57°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1977
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2002
Ties: 1974
Oct 1900–Jan 1901
4-Month
41.00°F
(5.00°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
1.32°F
(0.73°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1977
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2016
Sep 1900–Jan 1901
5-Month
45.83°F
(7.68°C)
44.72°F
(7.07°C)
1.11°F
(0.61°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1977
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2016
Ties: 1964
Aug 1900–Jan 1901
6-Month
50.33°F
(10.18°C)
49.27°F
(9.59°C)
1.06°F
(0.59°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1977
24th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Jul 1900–Jan 1901
7-Month
53.59°F
(11.99°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
0.84°F
(0.46°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1977
31st Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Ties: 1998
Jun 1900–Jan 1901
8-Month
55.68°F
(13.16°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
0.96°F
(0.54°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1977
28th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
May 1900–Jan 1901
9-Month
56.35°F
(13.53°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
1.02°F
(0.57°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1977
24th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Apr 1900–Jan 1901
10-Month
55.88°F
(13.27°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
0.98°F
(0.55°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
27th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Mar 1900–Jan 1901
11-Month
54.55°F
(12.53°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
0.87°F
(0.49°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
31st Warmest Warmest to Date 2013
Ties: 1964
Feb 1900–Jan 1901
12-Month
52.57°F
(11.43°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.55°F
(0.31°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
44th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Aug 1899–Jan 1901
18-Month
51.78°F
(10.99°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
0.68°F
(0.38°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
32nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1991
Feb 1899–Jan 1901
24-Month
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
66th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Feb 1898–Jan 1901
36-Month
51.76°F
(10.98°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
83rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1953, 1986
Feb 1897–Jan 1901
48-Month
51.76°F
(10.98°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
88th Warmest Warmest to Date 2019
Ties: 1902
Feb 1896–Jan 1901
60-Month
51.76°F
(10.98°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
89th Warmest Warmest to Date 2020
Ties: 1902

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/