Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, October 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1988
1-Month
53.96°F
(12.20°C)
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.08°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1925
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1986 1963
Sep–Oct 1988
2-Month
59.28°F
(15.16°C)
59.49°F
(15.27°C)
-0.21°F
(-0.11°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2015
Aug–Oct 1988
3-Month
64.08°F
(17.82°C)
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
0.39°F
(0.21°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 1947
Jul–Oct 1988
4-Month
66.76°F
(19.31°C)
66.18°F
(18.99°C)
0.58°F
(0.32°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 1998
Jun–Oct 1988
5-Month
67.58°F
(19.77°C)
66.63°F
(19.24°C)
0.95°F
(0.53°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
May–Oct 1988
6-Month
66.52°F
(19.18°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
0.96°F
(0.54°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2018
Apr–Oct 1988
7-Month
64.42°F
(18.01°C)
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
0.93°F
(0.52°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934, 2012
Mar–Oct 1988
8-Month
61.67°F
(16.48°C)
60.74°F
(15.97°C)
0.93°F
(0.51°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2012
Feb–Oct 1988
9-Month
58.56°F
(14.76°C)
57.75°F
(14.31°C)
0.81°F
(0.45°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jan–Oct 1988
10-Month
55.48°F
(13.04°C)
54.99°F
(12.77°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912, 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1987–Oct 1988
11-Month
53.58°F
(11.99°C)
52.97°F
(11.65°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Nov 1987–Oct 1988
12-Month
52.78°F
(11.54°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.75°F
(0.41°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
May 1987–Oct 1988
18-Month
57.22°F
(14.01°C)
56.54°F
(13.63°C)
0.68°F
(0.38°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2016
Nov 1986–Oct 1988
24-Month
52.94°F
(11.63°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.92°F
(0.51°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1913
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Nov 1985–Oct 1988
36-Month
52.86°F
(11.59°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.86°F
(0.48°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Nov 1984–Oct 1988
48-Month
52.63°F
(11.46°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.64°F
(0.35°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Ties: 1941
Nov 1983–Oct 1988
60-Month
52.37°F
(11.32°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.39°F
(0.22°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1920
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2019
Ties: 1939

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/