Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1981
1-Month
42.85°F
(6.03°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1965
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Mar 1981
2-Month
39.72°F
(4.29°C)
37.66°F
(3.14°C)
2.06°F
(1.15°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Jan–Mar 1981
3-Month
37.28°F
(2.93°C)
35.14°F
(1.74°C)
2.14°F
(1.19°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2012
Ties: 1907
Dec 1980–Mar 1981
4-Month
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
34.55°F
(1.42°C)
2.21°F
(1.22°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2012
Nov 1980–Mar 1981
5-Month
37.87°F
(3.26°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
1.89°F
(1.05°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2000
Ties: 1983
Oct 1980–Mar 1981
6-Month
40.32°F
(4.62°C)
39.00°F
(3.89°C)
1.32°F
(0.73°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2016
Sep 1980–Mar 1981
7-Month
44.03°F
(6.68°C)
42.70°F
(5.94°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Aug 1980–Mar 1981
8-Month
47.62°F
(8.68°C)
46.37°F
(7.98°C)
1.25°F
(0.70°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Ties: 1938
Jul 1980–Mar 1981
9-Month
50.75°F
(10.42°C)
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 2005
Jun 1980–Mar 1981
10-Month
52.55°F
(11.42°C)
51.31°F
(10.73°C)
1.24°F
(0.69°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Ties: 1991
May 1980–Mar 1981
11-Month
53.25°F
(11.81°C)
52.12°F
(11.18°C)
1.13°F
(0.63°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Apr 1980–Mar 1981
12-Month
53.10°F
(11.72°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.07°F
(0.59°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2017
Oct 1979–Mar 1981
18-Month
48.43°F
(9.13°C)
47.67°F
(8.71°C)
0.76°F
(0.42°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1913
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Apr 1979–Mar 1981
24-Month
52.46°F
(11.37°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.44°F
(0.25°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Apr 1978–Mar 1981
36-Month
51.90°F
(11.06°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2018
Ties: 1909, 1921
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
48-Month
51.92°F
(11.07°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2018
Ties: 1974, 1975
Apr 1976–Mar 1981
60-Month
51.67°F
(10.93°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1920
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/