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 October 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2021
1-Month
45.54°F
(7.52°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
4.04°F
(2.24°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1965
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Ties: 1945
Feb–Mar 2021
2-Month
38.07°F
(3.37°C)
37.66°F
(3.14°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
57th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Jan–Mar 2021
3-Month
36.90°F
(2.72°C)
35.14°F
(1.74°C)
1.76°F
(0.98°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Ties: 2009
Dec 2020–Mar 2021
4-Month
36.60°F
(2.56°C)
34.54°F
(1.41°C)
2.06°F
(1.15°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Nov 2020–Mar 2021
5-Month
38.55°F
(3.64°C)
35.99°F
(2.22°C)
2.56°F
(1.42°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2000
Oct 2020–Mar 2021
6-Month
41.17°F
(5.09°C)
39.01°F
(3.89°C)
2.16°F
(1.20°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2016
Sep 2020–Mar 2021
7-Month
44.70°F
(7.06°C)
42.70°F
(5.94°C)
2.00°F
(1.12°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2016
Aug 2020–Mar 2021
8-Month
48.45°F
(9.14°C)
46.37°F
(7.98°C)
2.08°F
(1.16°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2016
Jul 2020–Mar 2021
9-Month
51.47°F
(10.82°C)
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
2.07°F
(1.15°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Jun 2020–Mar 2021
10-Month
53.35°F
(11.86°C)
51.30°F
(10.72°C)
2.05°F
(1.14°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
May 2020–Mar 2021
11-Month
54.04°F
(12.24°C)
52.11°F
(11.17°C)
1.93°F
(1.07°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Ties: 1935
Apr 2020–Mar 2021
12-Month
53.78°F
(12.10°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.75°F
(0.97°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Oct 2019–Mar 2021
18-Month
49.60°F
(9.78°C)
47.68°F
(8.71°C)
1.92°F
(1.07°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1913
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Apr 2019–Mar 2021
24-Month
53.77°F
(12.09°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
1.76°F
(0.97°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 1935
Apr 2018–Mar 2021
36-Month
53.53°F
(11.96°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Apr 2017–Mar 2021
48-Month
53.57°F
(11.98°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.58°F
(0.87°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2018
Ties: 2008
Apr 2016–Mar 2021
60-Month
53.86°F
(12.14°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
1.88°F
(1.04°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2018 1920
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2020
Ties: 2017

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/