Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1973
1-Month
29.59°F
(-1.34°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
-0.53°F
(-0.30°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2006
Dec 1972–Jan 1973
2-Month
29.72°F
(-1.27°C)
31.42°F
(-0.32°C)
-1.70°F
(-0.95°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2006
Ties: 1964
Nov 1972–Jan 1973
3-Month
32.79°F
(0.44°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
-2.07°F
(-1.15°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1977
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2002
Oct 1972–Jan 1973
4-Month
37.67°F
(3.15°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
-2.01°F
(-1.12°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1977
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2016
Sep 1972–Jan 1973
5-Month
43.02°F
(6.12°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
-1.69°F
(-0.94°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1977
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2016
Aug 1972–Jan 1973
6-Month
47.80°F
(8.78°C)
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
-1.48°F
(-0.82°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1977
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2016
Jul 1972–Jan 1973
7-Month
51.28°F
(10.71°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
-1.47°F
(-0.82°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1977
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2016
Jun 1972–Jan 1973
8-Month
53.40°F
(11.89°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
-1.32°F
(-0.73°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1977
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
May 1972–Jan 1973
9-Month
54.19°F
(12.33°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
-1.14°F
(-0.63°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1977
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2016
Ties: 1979
Apr 1972–Jan 1973
10-Month
53.85°F
(12.14°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
-1.05°F
(-0.58°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2016
Ties: 1912
Mar 1972–Jan 1973
11-Month
52.96°F
(11.64°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
-0.72°F
(-0.40°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1918
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2013
Ties: 1912, 1936
Feb 1972–Jan 1973
12-Month
51.34°F
(10.74°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.67°F
(-0.38°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1915
Aug 1971–Jan 1973
18-Month
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
51.09°F
(10.61°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1919, 1961
Feb 1971–Jan 1973
24-Month
51.52°F
(10.84°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2018
Ties: 1949
Feb 1970–Jan 1973
36-Month
51.61°F
(10.89°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1918
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2018
Ties: 1899, 1931, 1969, 1972
Feb 1969–Jan 1973
48-Month
51.54°F
(10.86°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.44°F
(-0.24°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1918
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2019
Ties: 1972
Feb 1968–Jan 1973
60-Month
51.50°F
(10.83°C)
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2019

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