Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of September 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2020
1-Month
46.08°F
(7.82°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
4.58°F
(2.54°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1965
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Feb–Mar 2020
2-Month
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
37.66°F
(3.14°C)
3.47°F
(1.93°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–Mar 2020
3-Month
39.27°F
(4.04°C)
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
4.12°F
(2.29°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2019–Mar 2020
4-Month
38.56°F
(3.64°C)
34.55°F
(1.42°C)
4.01°F
(2.22°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Nov 2019–Mar 2020
5-Month
39.07°F
(3.93°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
3.09°F
(1.72°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2000
Oct 2019–Mar 2020
6-Month
41.23°F
(5.13°C)
39.00°F
(3.89°C)
2.23°F
(1.24°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Sep 2019–Mar 2020
7-Month
45.12°F
(7.29°C)
42.70°F
(5.94°C)
2.42°F
(1.35°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Aug 2019–Mar 2020
8-Month
48.70°F
(9.28°C)
46.38°F
(7.99°C)
2.32°F
(1.29°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Jul 2019–Mar 2020
9-Month
51.58°F
(10.88°C)
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
2.18°F
(1.21°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jun 2019–Mar 2020
10-Month
53.29°F
(11.83°C)
51.31°F
(10.73°C)
1.98°F
(1.10°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
May 2019–Mar 2020
11-Month
53.85°F
(12.14°C)
52.11°F
(11.17°C)
1.74°F
(0.97°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Apr 2019–Mar 2020
12-Month
53.77°F
(12.09°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.74°F
(0.96°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Oct 2018–Mar 2020
18-Month
48.84°F
(9.36°C)
47.67°F
(8.71°C)
1.17°F
(0.65°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1913
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2017
Apr 2018–Mar 2020
24-Month
53.41°F
(11.89°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.39°F
(0.77°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1918
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Apr 2017–Mar 2020
36-Month
53.50°F
(11.94°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.50°F
(0.83°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Apr 2016–Mar 2020
48-Month
53.89°F
(12.16°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.90°F
(1.05°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1918
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Apr 2015–Mar 2020
60-Month
54.12°F
(12.29°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
2.14°F
(1.19°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1920
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 27, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/