Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, October 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1938
1-Month
56.41°F
(13.56°C)
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
2.30°F
(1.28°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1925
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1963
Sep–Oct 1938
2-Month
61.52°F
(16.40°C)
59.49°F
(15.27°C)
2.03°F
(1.13°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2015
Aug–Oct 1938
3-Month
65.59°F
(18.66°C)
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
1.90°F
(1.05°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 1947
Jul–Oct 1938
4-Month
67.64°F
(19.80°C)
66.18°F
(18.99°C)
1.46°F
(0.81°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2021
Ties: 2020
Jun–Oct 1938
5-Month
67.86°F
(19.92°C)
66.63°F
(19.24°C)
1.23°F
(0.68°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2021
May–Oct 1938
6-Month
66.53°F
(19.18°C)
65.57°F
(18.65°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Apr–Oct 1938
7-Month
64.41°F
(18.01°C)
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
0.92°F
(0.52°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1907
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1934, 2012
Mar–Oct 1938
8-Month
61.99°F
(16.66°C)
60.74°F
(15.97°C)
1.25°F
(0.69°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Feb–Oct 1938
9-Month
59.10°F
(15.06°C)
57.75°F
(14.31°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jan–Oct 1938
10-Month
56.40°F
(13.56°C)
54.98°F
(12.77°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912, 1917
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1931, 1986
Dec 1937–Oct 1938
11-Month
54.25°F
(12.36°C)
52.97°F
(11.65°C)
1.28°F
(0.71°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Nov 1937–Oct 1938
12-Month
53.13°F
(11.74°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.10°F
(0.61°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
May 1937–Oct 1938
18-Month
57.62°F
(14.23°C)
56.54°F
(13.63°C)
1.08°F
(0.60°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2016
Nov 1936–Oct 1938
24-Month
52.37°F
(11.32°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.35°F
(0.20°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Nov 1935–Oct 1938
36-Month
52.19°F
(11.22°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.18°F
(0.10°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Nov 1934–Oct 1938
48-Month
52.27°F
(11.26°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.28°F
(0.15°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1918
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Ties: 1987
Nov 1933–Oct 1938
60-Month
52.66°F
(11.48°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.67°F
(0.37°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1920
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 18, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/