Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, January 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1948
1-Month
38.98°F
(3.88°C)
40.49°F
(4.72°C)
-1.51°F
(-0.84°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1979
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2006
Dec 1947–Jan 1948
2-Month
40.97°F
(4.98°C)
41.66°F
(5.37°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.39°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1979
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1961
Nov 1947–Jan 1948
3-Month
43.15°F
(6.19°C)
45.35°F
(7.42°C)
-2.20°F
(-1.23°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1979
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2000
Oct 1947–Jan 1948
4-Month
50.22°F
(10.12°C)
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1973
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2000
Sep 1947–Jan 1948
5-Month
56.22°F
(13.46°C)
56.13°F
(13.41°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1973
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2000
Ties: 1938
Aug 1947–Jan 1948
6-Month
61.39°F
(16.33°C)
60.96°F
(16.09°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1973
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2000
Ties: 1961
Jul 1947–Jan 1948
7-Month
64.98°F
(18.32°C)
64.64°F
(18.13°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1973
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Jun 1947–Jan 1948
8-Month
66.71°F
(19.28°C)
66.73°F
(19.29°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1973
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1934
May 1947–Jan 1948
9-Month
67.43°F
(19.68°C)
67.42°F
(19.68°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1973
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2002
Apr 1947–Jan 1948
10-Month
66.99°F
(19.44°C)
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1918, 1973
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2013
Ties: 1980
Mar 1947–Jan 1948
11-Month
65.46°F
(18.59°C)
65.75°F
(18.75°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1918
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2013
Feb 1947–Jan 1948
12-Month
63.60°F
(17.56°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1918
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2013
Ties: 1951
Aug 1946–Jan 1948
18-Month
62.84°F
(17.13°C)
62.98°F
(17.21°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1913
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2013
Ties: 1946, 1949
Feb 1946–Jan 1948
24-Month
64.39°F
(17.99°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.41°F
(0.22°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1918
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Feb 1945–Jan 1948
36-Month
64.20°F
(17.89°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1918
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Ties: 1947
Feb 1944–Jan 1948
48-Month
64.05°F
(17.81°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1918
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1923, 1964
Feb 1943–Jan 1948
60-Month
64.20°F
(17.89°C)
63.95°F
(17.75°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1907
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2021

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