Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, March 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1979
1-Month
31.06°F
(-0.52°C)
29.99°F
(-1.12°C)
1.07°F
(0.60°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1965
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
24.31°F
(-4.27°C)
26.40°F
(-3.11°C)
-2.09°F
(-1.16°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
20.40°F
(-6.44°C)
24.18°F
(-4.34°C)
-3.78°F
(-2.10°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
20.14°F
(-6.59°C)
23.80°F
(-4.56°C)
-3.66°F
(-2.03°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
22.34°F
(-5.37°C)
25.19°F
(-3.78°C)
-2.85°F
(-1.59°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
25.35°F
(-3.69°C)
27.89°F
(-2.28°C)
-2.54°F
(-1.41°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
29.36°F
(-1.47°C)
31.32°F
(-0.38°C)
-1.96°F
(-1.09°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
33.04°F
(0.58°C)
34.79°F
(1.55°C)
-1.75°F
(-0.97°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
36.11°F
(2.28°C)
37.65°F
(3.14°C)
-1.54°F
(-0.86°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
38.08°F
(3.38°C)
39.45°F
(4.14°C)
-1.37°F
(-0.76°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
38.94°F
(3.86°C)
40.17°F
(4.54°C)
-1.23°F
(-0.68°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
39.01°F
(3.89°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-1.03°F
(-0.58°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
35.00°F
(1.67°C)
35.99°F
(2.22°C)
-0.99°F
(-0.55°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1918
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
39.66°F
(4.26°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1918
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
39.16°F
(3.98°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.86°F
(-0.48°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1919 1918
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
39.39°F
(4.11°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.61°F
(-0.33°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1918
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2019
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
39.48°F
(4.16°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.28°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1921 1920
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2020
Ties: 1908

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/