Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2003
1-Month
43.30°F
(6.28°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
1.80°F
(1.00°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1965
40th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Feb–Mar 2003
2-Month
38.04°F
(3.36°C)
37.66°F
(3.14°C)
0.38°F
(0.22°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1899
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Ties: 1988
Jan–Mar 2003
3-Month
36.30°F
(2.39°C)
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
1.15°F
(0.64°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1912
44th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Dec 2002–Mar 2003
4-Month
36.00°F
(2.22°C)
34.55°F
(1.42°C)
1.45°F
(0.80°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Nov 2002–Mar 2003
5-Month
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
1.21°F
(0.67°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2000
Oct 2002–Mar 2003
6-Month
39.63°F
(4.24°C)
39.00°F
(3.89°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2016
Sep 2002–Mar 2003
7-Month
43.52°F
(6.40°C)
42.70°F
(5.94°C)
0.82°F
(0.46°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2016
Aug 2002–Mar 2003
8-Month
47.19°F
(8.44°C)
46.37°F
(7.98°C)
0.82°F
(0.46°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
34th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2016
Jul 2002–Mar 2003
9-Month
50.37°F
(10.21°C)
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
0.97°F
(0.54°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Jun 2002–Mar 2003
10-Month
52.42°F
(11.34°C)
51.31°F
(10.73°C)
1.11°F
(0.61°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
May 2002–Mar 2003
11-Month
53.05°F
(11.69°C)
52.12°F
(11.18°C)
0.93°F
(0.51°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Apr 2002–Mar 2003
12-Month
53.08°F
(11.71°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.06°F
(0.59°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Oct 2001–Mar 2003
18-Month
49.18°F
(9.54°C)
47.67°F
(8.71°C)
1.51°F
(0.83°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1913
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Apr 2001–Mar 2003
24-Month
53.54°F
(11.97°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.52°F
(0.85°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1918
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Apr 2000–Mar 2003
36-Month
53.10°F
(11.72°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.10°F
(0.61°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1918
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2018
Ties: 1935, 1999
Apr 1999–Mar 2003
48-Month
53.36°F
(11.87°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.37°F
(0.76°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1918
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2018
Ties: 2000
Apr 1998–Mar 2003
60-Month
53.55°F
(11.97°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
1.57°F
(0.87°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1920
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/