Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1986
1-Month
46.18°F
(7.88°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
4.68°F
(2.60°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1965
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Mar 1986
2-Month
41.02°F
(5.01°C)
37.67°F
(3.15°C)
3.35°F
(1.86°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1925 2012
Jan–Mar 1986
3-Month
38.90°F
(3.83°C)
35.14°F
(1.74°C)
3.76°F
(2.09°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Dec 1985–Mar 1986
4-Month
36.38°F
(2.43°C)
34.55°F
(1.42°C)
1.83°F
(1.01°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Nov 1985–Mar 1986
5-Month
37.01°F
(2.78°C)
35.99°F
(2.22°C)
1.02°F
(0.56°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Oct 1985–Mar 1986
6-Month
39.89°F
(4.38°C)
39.01°F
(3.89°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2016
Sep 1985–Mar 1986
7-Month
43.15°F
(6.19°C)
42.70°F
(5.94°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2016
Aug 1985–Mar 1986
8-Month
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
46.38°F
(7.99°C)
0.26°F
(0.14°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2016
Jul 1985–Mar 1986
9-Month
49.68°F
(9.82°C)
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
0.28°F
(0.15°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Jun 1985–Mar 1986
10-Month
51.52°F
(10.84°C)
51.30°F
(10.72°C)
0.22°F
(0.12°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
May 1985–Mar 1986
11-Month
52.48°F
(11.38°C)
52.11°F
(11.17°C)
0.37°F
(0.21°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1923
Apr 1985–Mar 1986
12-Month
52.64°F
(11.47°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2017
Oct 1984–Mar 1986
18-Month
47.89°F
(8.83°C)
47.67°F
(8.71°C)
0.22°F
(0.12°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1913
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2017
Ties: 1928
Apr 1984–Mar 1986
24-Month
52.07°F
(11.15°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1961
Apr 1983–Mar 1986
36-Month
51.84°F
(11.02°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2018
Ties: 1948
Apr 1982–Mar 1986
48-Month
51.96°F
(11.09°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2018
Apr 1981–Mar 1986
60-Month
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1920
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/