Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1988
1-Month
86.86°F
(30.48°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
1.72°F
(0.96°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1927
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2011
Ties: 1970
Jul–Aug 1988
2-Month
87.52°F
(30.84°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
1.61°F
(0.89°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1992
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1936
Jun–Aug 1988
3-Month
86.69°F
(30.38°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
2.30°F
(1.27°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1915
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1936
May–Aug 1988
4-Month
83.76°F
(28.76°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
2.23°F
(1.24°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1915
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1934
Apr–Aug 1988
5-Month
80.06°F
(26.70°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
2.14°F
(1.19°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1934
Mar–Aug 1988
6-Month
75.87°F
(24.37°C)
73.77°F
(23.21°C)
2.10°F
(1.16°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Feb–Aug 1988
7-Month
71.55°F
(21.97°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
1.92°F
(1.06°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1930
Jan–Aug 1988
8-Month
67.37°F
(19.65°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
1.38°F
(0.77°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1987–Aug 1988
9-Month
64.77°F
(18.21°C)
63.42°F
(17.46°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Nov 1987–Aug 1988
10-Month
63.77°F
(17.65°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Oct 1987–Aug 1988
11-Month
64.06°F
(17.81°C)
62.76°F
(17.09°C)
1.30°F
(0.72°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Sep 1987–Aug 1988
12-Month
65.28°F
(18.49°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
1.27°F
(0.71°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Mar 1987–Aug 1988
18-Month
68.55°F
(20.31°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
1.29°F
(0.72°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1899
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Sep 1986–Aug 1988
24-Month
64.93°F
(18.29°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.93°F
(0.51°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1913
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2017
Ties: 1992
Sep 1985–Aug 1988
36-Month
64.73°F
(18.18°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.75°F
(0.41°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1905
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2018
Sep 1984–Aug 1988
48-Month
64.49°F
(18.05°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.52°F
(0.29°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1915
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2018
Ties: 1942
Sep 1983–Aug 1988
60-Month
64.23°F
(17.91°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2020
Ties: 1995

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/