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/