Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1998
1-Month
34.99°F
(1.66°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
4.87°F
(2.70°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1990 2006
Dec 1997–Jan 1998
2-Month
34.50°F
(1.39°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
3.07°F
(1.71°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2020
Nov 1997–Jan 1998
3-Month
36.62°F
(2.57°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
1.76°F
(0.98°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1977
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2002
Ties: 2003
Oct 1997–Jan 1998
4-Month
40.94°F
(4.97°C)
39.67°F
(4.26°C)
1.27°F
(0.71°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1977
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2016
Sep 1997–Jan 1998
5-Month
46.04°F
(7.80°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1977
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2016
Aug 1997–Jan 1998
6-Month
50.32°F
(10.18°C)
49.27°F
(9.59°C)
1.05°F
(0.59°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1977
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2022
Jul 1997–Jan 1998
7-Month
53.59°F
(11.99°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
0.84°F
(0.46°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1977
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2022
Ties: 1901
Jun 1997–Jan 1998
8-Month
55.43°F
(13.02°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
0.71°F
(0.40°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1977
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2022
Ties: 1922, 1964
May 1997–Jan 1998
9-Month
55.87°F
(13.26°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1977
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2022
Ties: 1900, 1988
Apr 1997–Jan 1998
10-Month
55.07°F
(12.82°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
0.17°F
(0.10°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2022
Mar 1997–Jan 1998
11-Month
54.13°F
(12.29°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2013
Feb 1997–Jan 1998
12-Month
52.62°F
(11.46°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Ties: 1926
Aug 1996–Jan 1998
18-Month
51.36°F
(10.76°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
0.26°F
(0.15°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Feb 1996–Jan 1998
24-Month
52.26°F
(11.26°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.26°F
(0.15°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2018
Ties: 1983
Feb 1995–Jan 1998
36-Month
52.30°F
(11.28°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.31°F
(0.17°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1918
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1997 2018
Feb 1994–Jan 1998
48-Month
52.52°F
(11.40°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2019
Feb 1993–Jan 1998
60-Month
52.25°F
(11.25°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2020, 2021

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