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Maximum Temperature Rankings, October 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1988
1-Month
67.01°F
(19.45°C)
66.80°F
(19.33°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1925
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1979 1963
Sep–Oct 1988
2-Month
72.31°F
(22.39°C)
72.31°F
(22.39°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1925
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1963
Aug–Oct 1988
3-Month
77.16°F
(25.09°C)
76.58°F
(24.77°C)
0.58°F
(0.32°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 1947
Ties: 1978, 1979, 2017
Jul–Oct 1988
4-Month
79.92°F
(26.62°C)
79.11°F
(26.17°C)
0.81°F
(0.45°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 1947
Ties: 1910
Jun–Oct 1988
5-Month
80.94°F
(27.19°C)
79.56°F
(26.42°C)
1.38°F
(0.77°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1931
May–Oct 1988
6-Month
79.94°F
(26.63°C)
78.45°F
(25.81°C)
1.49°F
(0.82°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1934
Apr–Oct 1988
7-Month
77.85°F
(25.47°C)
76.32°F
(24.62°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 1934
Mar–Oct 1988
8-Month
74.98°F
(23.88°C)
73.40°F
(23.00°C)
1.58°F
(0.88°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Feb–Oct 1988
9-Month
71.72°F
(22.07°C)
70.23°F
(21.24°C)
1.49°F
(0.83°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 1931
Jan–Oct 1988
10-Month
68.36°F
(20.20°C)
67.25°F
(19.58°C)
1.11°F
(0.62°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1987–Oct 1988
11-Month
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
65.03°F
(18.35°C)
1.11°F
(0.62°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Nov 1987–Oct 1988
12-Month
65.20°F
(18.44°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
1.19°F
(0.66°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
May 1987–Oct 1988
18-Month
69.83°F
(21.02°C)
68.82°F
(20.46°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Nov 1986–Oct 1988
24-Month
65.11°F
(18.39°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1913
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Nov 1985–Oct 1988
36-Month
64.85°F
(18.25°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2018
Nov 1984–Oct 1988
48-Month
64.58°F
(18.10°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1915
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2018
Ties: 1933, 2011
Nov 1983–Oct 1988
60-Month
64.22°F
(17.90°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.26°F
(0.14°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2016
Ties: 1944

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/