Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1940
1-Month
23.83°F
(-4.54°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
-6.29°F
(-3.50°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1979
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2006
Dec 1939–Jan 1940
2-Month
30.78°F
(-0.68°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
-0.65°F
(-0.36°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2006
Nov 1939–Jan 1940
3-Month
34.62°F
(1.46°C)
34.87°F
(1.59°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.13°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2002
Ties: 1951
Oct 1939–Jan 1940
4-Month
39.64°F
(4.24°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Sep 1939–Jan 1940
5-Month
45.19°F
(7.33°C)
44.72°F
(7.07°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1977
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Ties: 1908
Aug 1939–Jan 1940
6-Month
49.76°F
(9.87°C)
49.27°F
(9.59°C)
0.49°F
(0.28°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Ties: 1947
Jul 1939–Jan 1940
7-Month
53.35°F
(11.86°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
0.60°F
(0.33°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Jun 1939–Jan 1940
8-Month
55.29°F
(12.94°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
0.57°F
(0.32°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1950, 1991
May 1939–Jan 1940
9-Month
56.11°F
(13.39°C)
55.32°F
(12.96°C)
0.79°F
(0.43°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Apr 1939–Jan 1940
10-Month
55.66°F
(13.14°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
0.76°F
(0.42°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Mar 1939–Jan 1940
11-Month
54.46°F
(12.48°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
0.78°F
(0.44°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2013
Feb 1939–Jan 1940
12-Month
52.42°F
(11.34°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.41°F
(0.22°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1958
Aug 1938–Jan 1940
18-Month
51.88°F
(11.04°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
0.78°F
(0.43°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Feb 1938–Jan 1940
24-Month
52.88°F
(11.60°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2018
Feb 1937–Jan 1940
36-Month
52.64°F
(11.47°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Ties: 1956
Feb 1936–Jan 1940
48-Month
52.46°F
(11.37°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2019
Ties: 1988
Feb 1935–Jan 1940
60-Month
52.28°F
(11.27°C)
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
0.31°F
(0.18°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1918
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2019
Ties: 1955

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/