Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, September 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
September 1988
1-Month
64.60°F
(18.11°C)
64.86°F
(18.26°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1965
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1998
Aug–Sep 1988
2-Month
69.13°F
(20.63°C)
68.47°F
(20.26°C)
0.66°F
(0.37°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1974
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 1998
Ties: 1953, 2009
Jul–Sep 1988
3-Month
71.02°F
(21.68°C)
70.19°F
(21.22°C)
0.83°F
(0.46°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1950
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 1998
Jun–Sep 1988
4-Month
70.98°F
(21.66°C)
69.76°F
(20.98°C)
1.22°F
(0.68°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1903
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1936
May–Sep 1988
5-Month
69.03°F
(20.57°C)
67.85°F
(19.92°C)
1.18°F
(0.65°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2018
Apr–Sep 1988
6-Month
66.16°F
(18.98°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
1.11°F
(0.62°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Mar–Sep 1988
7-Month
62.77°F
(17.09°C)
61.69°F
(16.49°C)
1.08°F
(0.60°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Feb–Sep 1988
8-Month
59.13°F
(15.07°C)
58.20°F
(14.56°C)
0.93°F
(0.51°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jan–Sep 1988
9-Month
55.65°F
(13.14°C)
55.08°F
(12.82°C)
0.57°F
(0.32°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1987–Sep 1988
10-Month
53.54°F
(11.97°C)
52.85°F
(11.58°C)
0.69°F
(0.39°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Nov 1987–Sep 1988
11-Month
52.67°F
(11.48°C)
51.84°F
(11.02°C)
0.83°F
(0.46°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Oct 1987–Sep 1988
12-Month
52.69°F
(11.49°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.66°F
(0.36°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Apr 1987–Sep 1988
18-Month
57.19°F
(13.99°C)
56.37°F
(13.54°C)
0.82°F
(0.45°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1939
Oct 1986–Sep 1988
24-Month
52.94°F
(11.63°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.93°F
(0.51°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1913, 1918
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Oct 1985–Sep 1988
36-Month
52.87°F
(11.59°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Oct 1984–Sep 1988
48-Month
52.62°F
(11.46°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Oct 1983–Sep 1988
60-Month
52.39°F
(11.33°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1920
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/