Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of October 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 2020
1-Month
87.85°F
(31.03°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
2.71°F
(1.51°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1927
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2011 2011
Jul–Aug 2020
2-Month
88.13°F
(31.18°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
2.22°F
(1.23°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1992
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1936
Jun–Aug 2020
3-Month
86.44°F
(30.24°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
2.05°F
(1.13°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1915
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1936
May–Aug 2020
4-Month
83.18°F
(28.43°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
1.65°F
(0.91°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1915
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Apr–Aug 2020
5-Month
79.27°F
(26.26°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Mar–Aug 2020
6-Month
75.51°F
(24.17°C)
73.77°F
(23.21°C)
1.74°F
(0.96°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Feb–Aug 2020
7-Month
71.46°F
(21.92°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
1.83°F
(1.01°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1977
Jan–Aug 2020
8-Month
68.16°F
(20.09°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
2.17°F
(1.21°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2019–Aug 2020
9-Month
65.70°F
(18.72°C)
63.41°F
(17.45°C)
2.29°F
(1.27°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Nov 2019–Aug 2020
10-Month
64.36°F
(17.98°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
2.01°F
(1.12°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Oct 2019–Aug 2020
11-Month
64.35°F
(17.97°C)
62.76°F
(17.09°C)
1.59°F
(0.88°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Sep 2019–Aug 2020
12-Month
65.70°F
(18.72°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.70°F
(0.94°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Mar 2019–Aug 2020
18-Month
68.35°F
(20.19°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
1.09°F
(0.60°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Sep 2018–Aug 2020
24-Month
64.70°F
(18.17°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.71°F
(0.40°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1913
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2017
Sep 2017–Aug 2020
36-Month
65.10°F
(18.39°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1905
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Ties: 2021
Sep 2016–Aug 2020
48-Month
65.48°F
(18.60°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.51°F
(0.84°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1915
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Sep 2015–Aug 2020
60-Month
65.76°F
(18.76°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.80°F
(1.00°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 30, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/