Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1979
1-Month
42.06°F
(5.59°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1965
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
35.10°F
(1.72°C)
37.67°F
(3.15°C)
-2.57°F
(-1.43°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1899
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
30.70°F
(-0.72°C)
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
-4.45°F
(-2.47°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
30.47°F
(-0.85°C)
34.54°F
(1.41°C)
-4.07°F
(-2.26°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
32.67°F
(0.37°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
-3.31°F
(-1.84°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1899
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
36.30°F
(2.39°C)
39.01°F
(3.89°C)
-2.71°F
(-1.50°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1899
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
40.52°F
(4.73°C)
42.70°F
(5.94°C)
-2.18°F
(-1.21°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
44.43°F
(6.91°C)
46.38°F
(7.99°C)
-1.95°F
(-1.08°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
47.69°F
(8.72°C)
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
-1.71°F
(-0.95°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
49.82°F
(9.90°C)
51.31°F
(10.73°C)
-1.49°F
(-0.83°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
52.12°F
(11.18°C)
-1.40°F
(-0.78°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1936
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
50.79°F
(10.44°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-1.24°F
(-0.69°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1899
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
46.38°F
(7.99°C)
47.68°F
(8.71°C)
-1.30°F
(-0.72°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1913
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
51.37°F
(10.76°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.64°F
(-0.36°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1918
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1937
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
51.14°F
(10.63°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.86°F
(-0.48°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1919 1918
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
51.40°F
(10.78°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.59°F
(-0.33°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Ties: 1971
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
51.47°F
(10.82°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.29°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1921 1920
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2021, retrieved on July 27, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/