Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
21.90°F
(-5.61°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
-8.22°F
(-4.57°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
25.85°F
(-3.42°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
-5.58°F
(-3.10°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2020
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
31.06°F
(-0.52°C)
34.87°F
(1.59°C)
-3.81°F
(-2.11°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
36.90°F
(2.72°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
-2.78°F
(-1.55°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
42.68°F
(5.93°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
-2.03°F
(-1.13°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
47.54°F
(8.63°C)
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
-1.74°F
(-0.97°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
51.29°F
(10.72°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
-1.46°F
(-0.81°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
53.50°F
(11.94°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
-1.22°F
(-0.68°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
54.19°F
(12.33°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
-1.14°F
(-0.63°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1977
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Ties: 1973
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
53.93°F
(12.18°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
-0.97°F
(-0.54°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
52.78°F
(11.54°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
-0.90°F
(-0.50°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Ties: 1930
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-1.30°F
(-0.72°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
50.13°F
(10.07°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
-0.97°F
(-0.54°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
51.75°F
(10.97°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Ties: 1937, 1972, 1994
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
51.47°F
(10.82°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.29°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
51.42°F
(10.79°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.56°F
(-0.31°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1921 1918
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2019
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
51.61°F
(10.89°C)
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2020
Ties: 1913, 1952

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 13, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/