Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1946

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1946
1-Month
31.39°F
(-0.34°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
1.27°F
(0.70°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2006
Dec 1945–Jan 1946
2-Month
30.24°F
(-0.98°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
-1.19°F
(-0.66°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2020
Nov 1945–Jan 1946
3-Month
34.16°F
(1.20°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
-0.70°F
(-0.39°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2002
Oct 1945–Jan 1946
4-Month
39.16°F
(3.98°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.29°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2016
Ties: 2010
Sep 1945–Jan 1946
5-Month
44.32°F
(6.84°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.22°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2016
Aug 1945–Jan 1946
6-Month
48.96°F
(9.42°C)
49.27°F
(9.59°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1977
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2016
Jul 1945–Jan 1946
7-Month
52.39°F
(11.33°C)
52.76°F
(11.53°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.20°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1977
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2016
Jun 1945–Jan 1946
8-Month
54.07°F
(12.26°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
-0.65°F
(-0.36°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1977
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2017
May 1945–Jan 1946
9-Month
54.54°F
(12.52°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
-0.79°F
(-0.44°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1977
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2016
Ties: 1908
Apr 1945–Jan 1946
10-Month
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
-0.79°F
(-0.44°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1918
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2016
Ties: 1994
Mar 1945–Jan 1946
11-Month
53.33°F
(11.85°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.19°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2013
Feb 1945–Jan 1946
12-Month
51.82°F
(11.01°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.11°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2017
Aug 1944–Jan 1946
18-Month
50.96°F
(10.53°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2017
Feb 1944–Jan 1946
24-Month
51.76°F
(10.98°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.13°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2018
Feb 1943–Jan 1946
36-Month
51.94°F
(11.08°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2018
Feb 1942–Jan 1946
48-Month
51.90°F
(11.06°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.04°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1918
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1911, 1925
Feb 1941–Jan 1946
60-Month
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
0.04°F
(0.03°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1918
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 5, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/