Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1988
1-Month
27.79°F
(-2.34°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
-2.33°F
(-1.30°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1979
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2006
Dec 1987–Jan 1988
2-Month
31.17°F
(-0.46°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1979
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2006
Nov 1987–Jan 1988
3-Month
35.43°F
(1.91°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
0.57°F
(0.32°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1977
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2002
Oct 1987–Jan 1988
4-Month
39.81°F
(4.34°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1977
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2016
Sep 1987–Jan 1988
5-Month
44.90°F
(7.17°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
0.19°F
(0.11°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1977
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2016
Aug 1987–Jan 1988
6-Month
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
0.12°F
(0.07°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1977
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2016
Jul 1987–Jan 1988
7-Month
52.81°F
(11.56°C)
52.76°F
(11.53°C)
0.05°F
(0.03°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1977
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2016
Jun 1987–Jan 1988
8-Month
54.99°F
(12.77°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1977
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
May 1987–Jan 1988
9-Month
55.87°F
(13.26°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1977
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2016
Ties: 1900, 1998
Apr 1987–Jan 1988
10-Month
55.64°F
(13.13°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2016
Mar 1987–Jan 1988
11-Month
54.45°F
(12.47°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
0.77°F
(0.43°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1918
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2013
Ties: 1954
Feb 1987–Jan 1988
12-Month
53.03°F
(11.68°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1918
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Aug 1986–Jan 1988
18-Month
51.84°F
(11.02°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Feb 1986–Jan 1988
24-Month
53.04°F
(11.69°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.04°F
(0.58°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Feb 1985–Jan 1988
36-Month
52.69°F
(11.49°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.70°F
(0.38°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Feb 1984–Jan 1988
48-Month
52.46°F
(11.37°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2019
Ties: 1940
Feb 1983–Jan 1988
60-Month
52.27°F
(11.26°C)
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
0.30°F
(0.17°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/