Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, January 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1956
1-Month
41.14°F
(5.08°C)
40.49°F
(4.72°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2006
Ties: 1951
Dec 1955–Jan 1956
2-Month
41.51°F
(5.28°C)
41.66°F
(5.37°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.09°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1979
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Nov 1955–Jan 1956
3-Month
44.24°F
(6.80°C)
45.36°F
(7.42°C)
-1.12°F
(-0.62°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2000
Oct 1955–Jan 1956
4-Month
50.36°F
(10.20°C)
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1973
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2000
Sep 1955–Jan 1956
5-Month
56.20°F
(13.44°C)
56.13°F
(13.41°C)
0.07°F
(0.03°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1973
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2022
Ties: 2019
Aug 1955–Jan 1956
6-Month
61.37°F
(16.32°C)
60.97°F
(16.09°C)
0.40°F
(0.23°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1973
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2022
Jul 1955–Jan 1956
7-Month
65.06°F
(18.37°C)
64.63°F
(18.13°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1973
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2022
Jun 1955–Jan 1956
8-Month
66.86°F
(19.37°C)
66.73°F
(19.29°C)
0.13°F
(0.08°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1973
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2022
May 1955–Jan 1956
9-Month
67.68°F
(19.82°C)
67.42°F
(19.68°C)
0.26°F
(0.14°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1973
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2022
Apr 1955–Jan 1956
10-Month
67.47°F
(19.71°C)
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918, 1973
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2022
Mar 1955–Jan 1956
11-Month
66.09°F
(18.94°C)
65.74°F
(18.74°C)
0.35°F
(0.20°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2013
Feb 1955–Jan 1956
12-Month
64.12°F
(17.84°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2013
Ties: 2014
Aug 1954–Jan 1956
18-Month
63.44°F
(17.47°C)
62.98°F
(17.21°C)
0.46°F
(0.26°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1913
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2013
Ties: 1953
Feb 1954–Jan 1956
24-Month
64.85°F
(18.25°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1918
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Feb 1953–Jan 1956
36-Month
65.01°F
(18.34°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.05°F
(0.58°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1918
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Feb 1952–Jan 1956
48-Month
65.03°F
(18.35°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.07°F
(0.59°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1918
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2019
Feb 1951–Jan 1956
60-Month
64.68°F
(18.16°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.72°F
(0.40°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1907
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2021

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 21, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/