Climate at a Glance

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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

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  • 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/