# 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 December 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.

### Contiguous U.S.

#### Average Temperature Rankings, September 2020

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Period | Value | 1901-2000 Mean |
Anomaly | Rank (1895-2020) |
Warmest/Coolest Since |
Record |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

September 2020 1-Month |
65.91°F (18.84°C) | 64.86°F (18.26°C) |
1.05°F (0.58°C) | 88th Coolest | Coolest since: 2008 | 1965 |

39th Warmest | Warmest since: 2019 | 1998 | ||||

Aug–Sep 2020 2-Month |
70.30°F (21.28°C) | 68.47°F (20.26°C) |
1.83°F (1.02°C) | 116th Coolest | Coolest since: 2017 | 1974 |

11th Warmest | Warmest since: 2019 | 1998 | ||||

Jul–Sep 2020 3-Month |
72.09°F (22.27°C) | 70.19°F (21.22°C) |
1.90°F (1.05°C) | 120th Coolest | Coolest since: 2017 | 1950 |

7th Warmest | Warmest since: 2019 | 1998 | ||||

Jun–Sep 2020 4-Month |
71.64°F (22.02°C) | 69.76°F (20.98°C) |
1.88°F (1.04°C) | 118th Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1903 |

9th Warmest | Warmest since: 2018 | 1936 | ||||

May–Sep 2020 5-Month |
69.49°F (20.83°C) | 67.85°F (19.92°C) |
1.64°F (0.91°C) | 118th Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1907 |

9th Warmest | Warmest since: 2018 | 2018 | ||||

Apr–Sep 2020 6-Month |
66.39°F (19.11°C) | 65.06°F (18.37°C) |
1.33°F (0.74°C) | 113th Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1907 |

14th Warmest | Warmest since: 2018 | 2012 | ||||

Mar–Sep 2020 7-Month |
63.49°F (17.49°C) | 61.69°F (16.49°C) |
1.80°F (1.00°C) | 118th Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1912 |

9th Warmest | Warmest since: 2018 | 2012 | ||||

Feb–Sep 2020 8-Month |
60.07°F (15.59°C) | 58.20°F (14.56°C) |
1.87°F (1.03°C) | 121st Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1917 |

6th Warmest | Warmest since: 2018 | 2012 | ||||

Jan–Sep 2020 9-Month |
57.34°F (14.08°C) | 55.08°F (12.82°C) |
2.26°F (1.26°C) | 121st Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1912 |

6th Warmest | Warmest since: 2017 | 2012 | ||||

Dec 2019–Sep 2020 10-Month |
55.25°F (12.92°C) | 52.85°F (11.58°C) |
2.40°F (1.34°C) | 121st Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1917 |

5th Warmest | Warmest since: 2017 | 2012 | ||||

Nov 2019–Sep 2020 11-Month |
53.97°F (12.21°C) | 51.84°F (11.02°C) |
2.13°F (1.19°C) | 119th Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1912 |

7th Warmest | Warmest since: 2017 | 2012 | ||||

Oct 2019–Sep 2020 12-Month |
53.81°F (12.12°C) | 52.03°F (11.13°C) |
1.78°F (0.99°C) | 117th Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1912 |

9th Warmest | Warmest since: 2018 | 2012 | ||||

Apr 2019–Sep 2020 18-Month |
57.97°F (14.43°C) | 56.36°F (13.53°C) |
1.61°F (0.90°C) | 116th Coolest | Coolest since: 2019 | 1917 |

10th Warmest | Warmest since: 2018 | 2012 | ||||

Oct 2018–Sep 2020 24-Month |
53.23°F (11.79°C) | 52.02°F (11.12°C) |
1.21°F (0.67°C) | 110th Coolest | Coolest since: 2015 | 1913, 1918 |

15th Warmest | Warmest since: 2019 | 2017 | ||||

Oct 2017–Sep 2020 36-Month |
53.48°F (11.93°C) | 52.00°F (11.11°C) |
1.48°F (0.82°C) | 111th Coolest | Coolest since: 2015 | 1917 |

13th Warmest | Warmest since: 2019 | 2018 | ||||

Oct 2016–Sep 2020 48-Month |
53.83°F (12.13°C) | 51.99°F (11.11°C) |
1.84°F (1.02°C) | 119th Coolest | Coolest since: 2016 | 1918 |

4th Warmest | Warmest since: 2019 | 2018 | ||||

Oct 2015–Sep 2020 60-Month |
54.08°F (12.27°C) | 51.99°F (11.11°C) |
2.09°F (1.16°C) | 121st 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 January 2021, retrieved on January 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/