Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1981
1-Month
32.41°F
(0.23°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
2.29°F
(1.27°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2006
Dec 1980–Jan 1981
2-Month
33.80°F
(1.00°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
2.37°F
(1.32°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2020
Nov 1980–Jan 1981
3-Month
36.64°F
(2.58°C)
34.87°F
(1.59°C)
1.77°F
(0.99°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2002
Oct 1980–Jan 1981
4-Month
40.62°F
(4.79°C)
39.67°F
(4.26°C)
0.95°F
(0.53°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1974 2016
Sep 1980–Jan 1981
5-Month
45.75°F
(7.64°C)
44.72°F
(7.07°C)
1.03°F
(0.57°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2016
Aug 1980–Jan 1981
6-Month
50.26°F
(10.14°C)
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2022
Ties: 1914
Jul 1980–Jan 1981
7-Month
53.90°F
(12.17°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
1.15°F
(0.64°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2022
Jun 1980–Jan 1981
8-Month
55.75°F
(13.19°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
1.03°F
(0.57°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2022
May 1980–Jan 1981
9-Month
56.26°F
(13.48°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
0.93°F
(0.52°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2022
Ties: 1992
Apr 1980–Jan 1981
10-Month
55.77°F
(13.21°C)
54.89°F
(12.72°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2022
Ties: 1955
Mar 1980–Jan 1981
11-Month
54.28°F
(12.38°C)
53.67°F
(12.04°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Feb 1980–Jan 1981
12-Month
52.50°F
(11.39°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Aug 1979–Jan 1981
18-Month
51.63°F
(10.91°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
0.53°F
(0.30°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Feb 1979–Jan 1981
24-Month
52.07°F
(11.15°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2018
Feb 1978–Jan 1981
36-Month
51.62°F
(10.90°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1918
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2018
Feb 1977–Jan 1981
48-Month
51.91°F
(11.06°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2019
Ties: 1964
Feb 1976–Jan 1981
60-Month
51.71°F
(10.95°C)
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2020, 2021
Ties: 1974

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/