Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1956
1-Month
85.30°F
(29.61°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1927
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2011
Jul–Aug 1956
2-Month
85.75°F
(29.86°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1992
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1936
Ties: 1981, 1996
Jun–Aug 1956
3-Month
85.16°F
(29.53°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
0.77°F
(0.42°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1915
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 1936
May–Aug 1956
4-Month
82.53°F
(28.07°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
1.00°F
(0.55°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1915
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 1934
Ties: 1980
Apr–Aug 1956
5-Month
78.45°F
(25.81°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
0.53°F
(0.30°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1907
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1934
Ties: 1946
Mar–Aug 1956
6-Month
74.29°F
(23.49°C)
73.77°F
(23.21°C)
0.52°F
(0.28°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1912
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1901
Feb–Aug 1956
7-Month
69.85°F
(21.03°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
0.22°F
(0.12°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1912
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1900
Jan–Aug 1956
8-Month
66.26°F
(19.03°C)
65.98°F
(18.88°C)
0.28°F
(0.15°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1912
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Dec 1955–Aug 1956
9-Month
63.56°F
(17.53°C)
63.42°F
(17.46°C)
0.14°F
(0.07°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Nov 1955–Aug 1956
10-Month
62.17°F
(16.76°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1912
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Oct 1955–Aug 1956
11-Month
62.76°F
(17.09°C)
62.75°F
(17.08°C)
0.01°F
(0.01°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1912
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1933, 1936, 1977
Sep 1955–Aug 1956
12-Month
64.16°F
(17.87°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1912
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1901
Mar 1955–Aug 1956
18-Month
67.56°F
(19.76°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
0.30°F
(0.17°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1899
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Sep 1954–Aug 1956
24-Month
64.40°F
(18.00°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1913
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Sep 1953–Aug 1956
36-Month
64.95°F
(18.31°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.97°F
(0.54°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1905
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Ties: 2003
Sep 1952–Aug 1956
48-Month
64.99°F
(18.33°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.02°F
(0.57°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1915
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2018
Sep 1951–Aug 1956
60-Month
64.77°F
(18.21°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.81°F
(0.45°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1907
29th 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 23, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/