Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1974
1-Month
44.38°F
(6.88°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
2.88°F
(1.60°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1965
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Mar 1974
2-Month
39.56°F
(4.20°C)
37.66°F
(3.14°C)
1.90°F
(1.06°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Jan–Mar 1974
3-Month
36.71°F
(2.62°C)
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
1.56°F
(0.87°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1912
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Dec 1973–Mar 1974
4-Month
35.96°F
(2.20°C)
34.55°F
(1.42°C)
1.41°F
(0.78°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 2013
Nov 1973–Mar 1974
5-Month
37.35°F
(2.97°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
1.37°F
(0.76°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2000
Oct 1973–Mar 1974
6-Month
40.47°F
(4.71°C)
39.00°F
(3.89°C)
1.47°F
(0.82°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Sep 1973–Mar 1974
7-Month
43.89°F
(6.61°C)
42.70°F
(5.94°C)
1.19°F
(0.67°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Aug 1973–Mar 1974
8-Month
47.48°F
(8.60°C)
46.37°F
(7.98°C)
1.11°F
(0.62°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Jul 1973–Mar 1974
9-Month
50.35°F
(10.19°C)
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
0.95°F
(0.52°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jun 1973–Mar 1974
10-Month
52.21°F
(11.23°C)
51.31°F
(10.73°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
May 1973–Mar 1974
11-Month
52.84°F
(11.58°C)
52.11°F
(11.17°C)
0.73°F
(0.41°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Apr 1973–Mar 1974
12-Month
52.51°F
(11.39°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.48°F
(0.26°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2017
Oct 1972–Mar 1974
18-Month
47.70°F
(8.72°C)
47.67°F
(8.71°C)
0.03°F
(0.01°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1913
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Apr 1972–Mar 1974
24-Month
51.94°F
(11.08°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.04°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Apr 1971–Mar 1974
36-Month
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2018
Ties: 1922
Apr 1970–Mar 1974
48-Month
51.92°F
(11.07°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2018
Ties: 1975, 1981
Apr 1969–Mar 1974
60-Month
51.88°F
(11.04°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.06°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1920
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2020
Ties: 1975

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/