Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, October 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1978
1-Month
54.41°F
(12.45°C)
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
0.30°F
(0.17°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1925
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1963
Sep–Oct 1978
2-Month
60.12°F
(15.62°C)
59.48°F
(15.27°C)
0.64°F
(0.35°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1976
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2015
Aug–Oct 1978
3-Month
64.02°F
(17.79°C)
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1976
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1947
Jul–Oct 1978
4-Month
66.46°F
(19.14°C)
66.17°F
(18.98°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1998
Jun–Oct 1978
5-Month
66.96°F
(19.42°C)
66.64°F
(19.24°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1912
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016
Ties: 1910, 1959
May–Oct 1978
6-Month
65.76°F
(18.76°C)
65.57°F
(18.65°C)
0.19°F
(0.11°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Apr–Oct 1978
7-Month
63.73°F
(17.63°C)
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
0.24°F
(0.14°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1907
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934, 2012
Mar–Oct 1978
8-Month
60.93°F
(16.07°C)
60.74°F
(15.97°C)
0.19°F
(0.10°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Oct 1978
9-Month
57.27°F
(14.04°C)
57.75°F
(14.31°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1917
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Oct 1978
10-Month
54.13°F
(12.29°C)
54.99°F
(12.77°C)
-0.86°F
(-0.48°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1912, 1917
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1977–Oct 1978
11-Month
52.23°F
(11.24°C)
52.96°F
(11.64°C)
-0.73°F
(-0.40°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Nov 1977–Oct 1978
12-Month
51.45°F
(10.81°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.58°F
(-0.32°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
May 1977–Oct 1978
18-Month
56.42°F
(13.57°C)
56.54°F
(13.63°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.06°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2016
Ties: 1902, 1925, 1926, 1976
Nov 1976–Oct 1978
24-Month
51.72°F
(10.96°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.16°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1913
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Nov 1975–Oct 1978
36-Month
51.85°F
(11.03°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2018
Nov 1974–Oct 1978
48-Month
51.74°F
(10.97°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1901
Nov 1973–Oct 1978
60-Month
51.86°F
(11.03°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.08°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1920
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2020
Ties: 1962

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 24, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/