Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1956
1-Month
31.01°F
(-0.55°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
0.89°F
(0.49°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2006
Ties: 1974
Dec 1955–Jan 1956
2-Month
31.36°F
(-0.36°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1979
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2020
Nov 1955–Jan 1956
3-Month
33.65°F
(0.92°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
-1.21°F
(-0.67°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1977
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2002
Oct 1955–Jan 1956
4-Month
39.00°F
(3.89°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
-0.68°F
(-0.38°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2016
Ties: 1978, 1985
Sep 1955–Jan 1956
5-Month
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
-0.34°F
(-0.19°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2016
Ties: 1982
Aug 1955–Jan 1956
6-Month
49.29°F
(9.61°C)
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
0.01°F
(0.01°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2016
Jul 1955–Jan 1956
7-Month
52.88°F
(11.60°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2016
Ties: 1961
Jun 1955–Jan 1956
8-Month
54.59°F
(12.55°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.07°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
May 1955–Jan 1956
9-Month
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
55.32°F
(12.96°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2016
Ties: 1948
Apr 1955–Jan 1956
10-Month
55.09°F
(12.83°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
0.19°F
(0.11°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2016
Mar 1955–Jan 1956
11-Month
53.72°F
(12.07°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
0.04°F
(0.03°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2013
Ties: 1943, 1958
Feb 1955–Jan 1956
12-Month
51.83°F
(11.02°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Aug 1954–Jan 1956
18-Month
51.26°F
(10.70°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Feb 1954–Jan 1956
24-Month
52.51°F
(11.39°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.51°F
(0.28°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1918
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Ties: 1934
Feb 1953–Jan 1956
36-Month
52.64°F
(11.47°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.66°F
(0.37°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1918
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Ties: 1940
Feb 1952–Jan 1956
48-Month
52.64°F
(11.47°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.66°F
(0.37°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2019
Feb 1951–Jan 1956
60-Month
52.37°F
(11.32°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.39°F
(0.22°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1918
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2020
Ties: 1934

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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/