Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1974
1-Month
31.01°F
(-0.55°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
0.89°F
(0.49°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2006
Ties: 1956
Dec 1973–Jan 1974
2-Month
32.36°F
(0.20°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
0.93°F
(0.52°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2020
Nov 1973–Jan 1974
3-Month
35.88°F
(2.16°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
1.02°F
(0.57°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1977
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2002
Ties: 1901
Oct 1973–Jan 1974
4-Month
40.93°F
(4.96°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
1.25°F
(0.69°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1977
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Sep 1973–Jan 1974
5-Month
45.62°F
(7.57°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
0.91°F
(0.51°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1977
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2016
Aug 1973–Jan 1974
6-Month
50.12°F
(10.07°C)
49.27°F
(9.59°C)
0.85°F
(0.48°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1977
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2016
Jul 1973–Jan 1974
7-Month
53.43°F
(11.91°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
0.68°F
(0.38°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1977
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2016
Jun 1973–Jan 1974
8-Month
55.37°F
(12.98°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1977
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
May 1973–Jan 1974
9-Month
55.80°F
(13.22°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1977
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2016
Apr 1973–Jan 1974
10-Month
55.10°F
(12.83°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2016
Mar 1973–Jan 1974
11-Month
54.12°F
(12.29°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
0.44°F
(0.25°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2013
Feb 1973–Jan 1974
12-Month
52.41°F
(11.34°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.39°F
(0.22°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Aug 1972–Jan 1974
18-Month
50.87°F
(10.48°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Ties: 1949
Feb 1972–Jan 1974
24-Month
51.87°F
(11.04°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.07°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2018
Feb 1971–Jan 1974
36-Month
51.82°F
(11.01°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.17°F
(-0.10°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2018
Feb 1970–Jan 1974
48-Month
51.81°F
(11.01°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.17°F
(-0.09°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2019
Feb 1969–Jan 1974
60-Month
51.71°F
(10.95°C)
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2020, 2021
Ties: 1981

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/