Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, October 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1948
1-Month
53.19°F
(11.77°C)
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
-0.92°F
(-0.51°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1925
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1963
Sep–Oct 1948
2-Month
59.63°F
(15.35°C)
59.49°F
(15.27°C)
0.14°F
(0.08°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Aug–Oct 1948
3-Month
63.77°F
(17.65°C)
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
0.08°F
(0.04°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1947
Jul–Oct 1948
4-Month
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
66.17°F
(18.98°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.01°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1998
Jun–Oct 1948
5-Month
66.67°F
(19.26°C)
66.64°F
(19.24°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1912
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2016
Ties: 1949, 1986
May–Oct 1948
6-Month
65.60°F
(18.67°C)
65.57°F
(18.65°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Apr–Oct 1948
7-Month
63.85°F
(17.69°C)
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1907
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1934, 2012
Mar–Oct 1948
8-Month
60.70°F
(15.94°C)
60.74°F
(15.97°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1943
Feb–Oct 1948
9-Month
57.47°F
(14.15°C)
57.75°F
(14.31°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.16°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1942 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1989
Jan–Oct 1948
10-Month
54.51°F
(12.51°C)
54.98°F
(12.77°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912, 1917
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1937
Dec 1947–Oct 1948
11-Month
52.55°F
(11.42°C)
52.96°F
(11.64°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.22°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Nov 1947–Oct 1948
12-Month
51.35°F
(10.75°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.68°F
(-0.38°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
May 1947–Oct 1948
18-Month
56.40°F
(13.56°C)
56.54°F
(13.63°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.07°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2016
Ties: 1985
Nov 1946–Oct 1948
24-Month
51.92°F
(11.07°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1913
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1919, 1928
Nov 1945–Oct 1948
36-Month
52.07°F
(11.15°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1917
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Ties: 1921
Nov 1944–Oct 1948
48-Month
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1918
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Ties: 1959
Nov 1943–Oct 1948
60-Month
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1920
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2019

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