Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1979
1-Month
83.26°F
(28.48°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
-1.88°F
(-1.04°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1927
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2011
Jul–Aug 1979
2-Month
84.52°F
(29.18°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
-1.39°F
(-0.77°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1992
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1936
Jun–Aug 1979
3-Month
83.37°F
(28.54°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
-1.02°F
(-0.57°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1915
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1936
May–Aug 1979
4-Month
80.39°F
(26.88°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
-1.14°F
(-0.64°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1915
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Apr–Aug 1979
5-Month
76.67°F
(24.82°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
-1.25°F
(-0.69°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1907
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1945, 1983
Mar–Aug 1979
6-Month
72.74°F
(22.63°C)
73.77°F
(23.21°C)
-1.03°F
(-0.58°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1912
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Feb–Aug 1979
7-Month
67.87°F
(19.93°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
-1.76°F
(-0.98°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1912
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jan–Aug 1979
8-Month
63.30°F
(17.39°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
-2.69°F
(-1.49°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–Aug 1979
9-Month
60.73°F
(15.96°C)
63.41°F
(17.45°C)
-2.68°F
(-1.49°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–Aug 1979
10-Month
59.84°F
(15.47°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
-2.51°F
(-1.39°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Oct 1978–Aug 1979
11-Month
60.62°F
(15.90°C)
62.76°F
(17.09°C)
-2.14°F
(-1.19°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Sep 1978–Aug 1979
12-Month
62.09°F
(16.72°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
-1.92°F
(-1.06°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Mar 1978–Aug 1979
18-Month
65.94°F
(18.86°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
-1.32°F
(-0.73°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Sep 1977–Aug 1979
24-Month
62.53°F
(16.96°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-1.47°F
(-0.82°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1913 1913
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Sep 1976–Aug 1979
36-Month
63.01°F
(17.23°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.97°F
(-0.54°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1905
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Sep 1975–Aug 1979
48-Month
63.45°F
(17.47°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.29°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1915
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Sep 1974–Aug 1979
60-Month
63.35°F
(17.42°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.62°F
(-0.34°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/