Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1940
1-Month
85.24°F
(29.58°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
0.10°F
(0.06°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1927
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2011
Jul–Aug 1940
2-Month
86.41°F
(30.23°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
0.50°F
(0.28°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1928 1992
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1936
Jun–Aug 1940
3-Month
85.27°F
(29.59°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
0.88°F
(0.48°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1915
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1936
May–Aug 1940
4-Month
82.59°F
(28.11°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
1.06°F
(0.59°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1915
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1934
Apr–Aug 1940
5-Month
78.51°F
(25.84°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
0.59°F
(0.33°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1934
Mar–Aug 1940
6-Month
74.24°F
(23.47°C)
73.76°F
(23.20°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Feb–Aug 1940
7-Month
69.84°F
(21.02°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
0.21°F
(0.11°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jan–Aug 1940
8-Month
65.31°F
(18.51°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
-0.68°F
(-0.37°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Dec 1939–Aug 1940
9-Month
63.48°F
(17.49°C)
63.42°F
(17.46°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1914
Nov 1939–Aug 1940
10-Month
62.62°F
(17.01°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Oct 1939–Aug 1940
11-Month
63.10°F
(17.28°C)
62.75°F
(17.08°C)
0.35°F
(0.20°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1994, 1996
Sep 1939–Aug 1940
12-Month
64.62°F
(18.12°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1912
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1900, 2003
Mar 1939–Aug 1940
18-Month
68.21°F
(20.12°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
0.95°F
(0.53°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1899
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Sep 1938–Aug 1940
24-Month
64.99°F
(18.33°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.00°F
(0.56°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Sep 1937–Aug 1940
36-Month
64.86°F
(18.26°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1905
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Sep 1936–Aug 1940
48-Month
64.56°F
(18.09°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.59°F
(0.33°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1915
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Sep 1935–Aug 1940
60-Month
64.46°F
(18.03°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.50°F
(0.27°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1907
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/