# 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 August 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.

### Contiguous U.S.

#### Maximum Temperature Rankings, October 1972

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Period | Value | 1901-2000 Mean |
Anomaly | Rank (1895-2020) |
Warmest/Coolest Since |
Record |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

October 1972 1-Month |
63.41°F (17.45°C) | 66.80°F (19.33°C) |
-3.39°F (-1.88°C) | 9th Coolest | Coolest since: 1969 | 1925 |

118th Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 1963 | ||||

Ties: 1898 | ||||||

Sep–Oct 1972 2-Month |
70.02°F (21.12°C) | 72.31°F (22.39°C) |
-2.29°F (-1.27°C) | 7th Coolest | Coolest since: 1957 | 1925 |

120th Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 1963 | ||||

Aug–Oct 1972 3-Month |
74.81°F (23.78°C) | 76.58°F (24.77°C) |
-1.77°F (-0.99°C) | 6th Coolest | Coolest since: 1957 | 1912 |

121st Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 1947 | ||||

Ties: 1957, 2009 | ||||||

Jul–Oct 1972 4-Month |
77.34°F (25.19°C) | 79.10°F (26.17°C) |
-1.76°F (-0.98°C) | 2nd Coolest | Coolest since: 1912 | 1912 |

125th Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 1947 | ||||

Jun–Oct 1972 5-Month |
78.09°F (25.61°C) | 79.56°F (26.42°C) |
-1.47°F (-0.81°C) | 9th Coolest | Coolest since: 1965 | 1912 |

118th Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 1931 | ||||

Ties: 1907 | ||||||

May–Oct 1972 6-Month |
77.31°F (25.17°C) | 78.45°F (25.81°C) |
-1.14°F (-0.64°C) | 12th Coolest | Coolest since: 1965 | 1907 |

115th Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 1934 | ||||

Apr–Oct 1972 7-Month |
75.33°F (24.07°C) | 76.31°F (24.62°C) |
-0.98°F (-0.55°C) | 15th Coolest | Coolest since: 1967 | 1907 |

112th Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 1934 | ||||

Ties: 1965 | ||||||

Mar–Oct 1972 8-Month |
73.00°F (22.78°C) | 73.40°F (23.00°C) |
-0.40°F (-0.22°C) | 38th Coolest | Coolest since: 1971 | 1912 |

89th Warmest | Warmest since: 1968 | 2012 | ||||

Ties: 1902 | ||||||

Feb–Oct 1972 9-Month |
69.92°F (21.07°C) | 70.23°F (21.24°C) |
-0.31°F (-0.17°C) | 46th Coolest | Coolest since: 1971 | 1912 |

81st Warmest | Warmest since: 1970 | 2012 | ||||

Jan–Oct 1972 10-Month |
67.02°F (19.46°C) | 67.25°F (19.58°C) |
-0.23°F (-0.12°C) | 46th Coolest | Coolest since: 1971 | 1912 |

81st Warmest | Warmest since: 1967 | 2012 | ||||

Dec 1971–Oct 1972 11-Month |
64.86°F (18.26°C) | 65.04°F (18.36°C) |
-0.18°F (-0.10°C) | 44th Coolest | Coolest since: 1971 | 1912 |

82nd Warmest | Warmest since: 1967 | 2012 | ||||

Ties: 1918 | ||||||

Nov 1971–Oct 1972 12-Month |
63.80°F (17.67°C) | 64.01°F (17.78°C) |
-0.21°F (-0.11°C) | 49th Coolest | Coolest since: 1971 | 1912 |

77th Warmest | Warmest since: 1967 | 2012 | ||||

May 1971–Oct 1972 18-Month |
68.50°F (20.28°C) | 68.82°F (20.46°C) |
-0.32°F (-0.18°C) | 39th Coolest | Coolest since: 1970 | 1912 |

87th Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 2012 | ||||

Nov 1970–Oct 1972 24-Month |
63.69°F (17.61°C) | 64.00°F (17.78°C) |
-0.31°F (-0.17°C) | 37th Coolest | Coolest since: 1971 | 1913 |

88th Warmest | Warmest since: 1968 | 2017 | ||||

Ties: 1975 | ||||||

Nov 1969–Oct 1972 36-Month |
63.65°F (17.58°C) | 63.98°F (17.77°C) |
-0.33°F (-0.19°C) | 32nd Coolest | Coolest since: 1971 | 1917 |

92nd Warmest | Warmest since: 1968 | 2018 | ||||

Nov 1968–Oct 1972 48-Month |
63.43°F (17.46°C) | 63.97°F (17.76°C) |
-0.54°F (-0.30°C) | 15th Coolest | Coolest since: 1971 | 1915 |

108th Warmest | Warmest since: 1970 | 2018 | ||||

Nov 1967–Oct 1972 60-Month |
63.44°F (17.47°C) | 63.96°F (17.76°C) |
-0.52°F (-0.29°C) | 13th Coolest | Coolest since: 1920 | 1907 |

109th Warmest | Warmest since: 1971 | 2016 | ||||

Ties: 1979 |

## Citing This Page

- NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 27, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/