Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, October 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1972
1-Month
41.14°F
(5.08°C)
41.41°F
(5.23°C)
-0.27°F
(-0.15°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1947
Ties: 1945, 1982
Sep–Oct 1972
2-Month
46.68°F
(8.16°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1918
Aug–Oct 1972
3-Month
50.77°F
(10.43°C)
50.79°F
(10.44°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016
Jul–Oct 1972
4-Month
52.93°F
(11.63°C)
53.23°F
(11.79°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.16°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1976
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016
Jun–Oct 1972
5-Month
53.41°F
(11.89°C)
53.71°F
(12.06°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1917
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016
May–Oct 1972
6-Month
52.44°F
(11.36°C)
52.66°F
(11.48°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1917
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2018
Apr–Oct 1972
7-Month
50.40°F
(10.22°C)
50.66°F
(10.37°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Mar–Oct 1972
8-Month
48.03°F
(8.91°C)
48.08°F
(8.93°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.02°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Ties: 1927, 1984
Feb–Oct 1972
9-Month
45.11°F
(7.28°C)
45.26°F
(7.37°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.09°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Jan–Oct 1972
10-Month
42.49°F
(5.83°C)
42.71°F
(5.95°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Dec 1971–Oct 1972
11-Month
40.88°F
(4.93°C)
40.89°F
(4.94°C)
-0.01°F
(-0.01°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Nov 1971–Oct 1972
12-Month
40.06°F
(4.48°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Ties: 1922, 1959
May 1971–Oct 1972
18-Month
44.24°F
(6.80°C)
44.25°F
(6.81°C)
-0.01°F
(-0.01°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Nov 1970–Oct 1972
24-Month
39.84°F
(4.36°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917, 1918
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2017
Nov 1969–Oct 1972
36-Month
39.78°F
(4.32°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.14°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2017
Nov 1968–Oct 1972
48-Month
39.73°F
(4.29°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.27°F
(-0.15°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2018
Ties: 1953, 1978
Nov 1967–Oct 1972
60-Month
39.70°F
(4.28°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.16°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1920
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2019
Ties: 1904

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on August 5, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/