Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, October 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1978
1-Month
68.36°F
(20.20°C)
66.80°F
(19.33°C)
1.56°F
(0.87°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1925
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1963
Sep–Oct 1978
2-Month
73.32°F
(22.96°C)
72.31°F
(22.39°C)
1.01°F
(0.57°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1925
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1963
Aug–Oct 1978
3-Month
77.16°F
(25.09°C)
76.59°F
(24.77°C)
0.57°F
(0.32°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1912
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1947
Ties: 1979, 1988, 2017
Jul–Oct 1978
4-Month
79.60°F
(26.44°C)
79.11°F
(26.17°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1912
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1947
Jun–Oct 1978
5-Month
80.10°F
(26.72°C)
79.56°F
(26.42°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1912
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1931
May–Oct 1978
6-Month
78.72°F
(25.96°C)
78.45°F
(25.81°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1907
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Ties: 1949
Apr–Oct 1978
7-Month
76.54°F
(24.74°C)
76.32°F
(24.62°C)
0.22°F
(0.12°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1907
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Mar–Oct 1978
8-Month
73.56°F
(23.09°C)
73.40°F
(23.00°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1912
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Oct 1978
9-Month
69.59°F
(20.88°C)
70.23°F
(21.24°C)
-0.64°F
(-0.36°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1912
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Oct 1978
10-Month
66.11°F
(18.95°C)
67.25°F
(19.58°C)
-1.14°F
(-0.63°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1912
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1929
Dec 1977–Oct 1978
11-Month
64.03°F
(17.79°C)
65.03°F
(18.35°C)
-1.00°F
(-0.56°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1912
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Nov 1977–Oct 1978
12-Month
63.15°F
(17.31°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
-0.86°F
(-0.47°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1912
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
May 1977–Oct 1978
18-Month
68.41°F
(20.23°C)
68.82°F
(20.46°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1912
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1918, 1985
Nov 1976–Oct 1978
24-Month
63.74°F
(17.63°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1913
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1923
Nov 1975–Oct 1978
36-Month
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2018
Ties: 1993
Nov 1974–Oct 1978
48-Month
63.75°F
(17.64°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1915
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Nov 1973–Oct 1978
60-Month
63.87°F
(17.71°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/