Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, January 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1973
1-Month
39.34°F
(4.08°C)
40.49°F
(4.72°C)
-1.15°F
(-0.64°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2006
Dec 1972–Jan 1973
2-Month
39.37°F
(4.09°C)
41.66°F
(5.37°C)
-2.29°F
(-1.28°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Nov 1972–Jan 1973
3-Month
42.05°F
(5.58°C)
45.35°F
(7.42°C)
-3.30°F
(-1.84°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2000
Oct 1972–Jan 1973
4-Month
47.39°F
(8.55°C)
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
-3.33°F
(-1.85°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1973
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2000
Sep 1972–Jan 1973
5-Month
53.24°F
(11.80°C)
56.14°F
(13.41°C)
-2.90°F
(-1.61°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1973
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2000
Aug 1972–Jan 1973
6-Month
58.43°F
(14.68°C)
60.96°F
(16.09°C)
-2.53°F
(-1.41°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1973
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2000
Jul 1972–Jan 1973
7-Month
62.22°F
(16.79°C)
64.64°F
(18.13°C)
-2.42°F
(-1.34°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1973
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Jun 1972–Jan 1973
8-Month
64.57°F
(18.09°C)
66.72°F
(19.29°C)
-2.15°F
(-1.20°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1973
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1934
May 1972–Jan 1973
9-Month
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
67.42°F
(19.68°C)
-1.86°F
(-1.04°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1973
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2002
Apr 1972–Jan 1973
10-Month
65.35°F
(18.53°C)
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
-1.67°F
(-0.93°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1918, 1973
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2013
Ties: 1918
Mar 1972–Jan 1973
11-Month
64.56°F
(18.09°C)
65.74°F
(18.74°C)
-1.18°F
(-0.65°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1918
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2013
Feb 1972–Jan 1973
12-Month
62.95°F
(17.19°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-1.04°F
(-0.58°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2013
Ties: 1896
Aug 1971–Jan 1973
18-Month
62.23°F
(16.79°C)
62.98°F
(17.21°C)
-0.75°F
(-0.42°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1913
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2013
Feb 1971–Jan 1973
24-Month
63.28°F
(17.38°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.70°F
(-0.39°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2018
Feb 1970–Jan 1973
36-Month
63.45°F
(17.47°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.29°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2018
Feb 1969–Jan 1973
48-Month
63.35°F
(17.42°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.61°F
(-0.34°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1921 1918
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2019
Feb 1968–Jan 1973
60-Month
63.31°F
(17.39°C)
63.95°F
(17.75°C)
-0.64°F
(-0.36°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1921 1907
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2021
Ties: 1900

Citing This Page

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