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 December 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, October 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 2020
1-Month
41.56°F
(5.31°C)
41.41°F
(5.23°C)
0.15°F
(0.08°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1947
Ties: 1902
Sep–Oct 2020
2-Month
47.26°F
(8.48°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1917
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1958
Aug–Oct 2020
3-Month
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
50.79°F
(10.44°C)
1.22°F
(0.68°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2016
Jul–Oct 2020
4-Month
54.74°F
(12.63°C)
53.23°F
(11.79°C)
1.51°F
(0.84°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1976
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2016
Jun–Oct 2020
5-Month
55.29°F
(12.94°C)
53.71°F
(12.06°C)
1.58°F
(0.88°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2016
May–Oct 2020
6-Month
54.14°F
(12.30°C)
52.66°F
(11.48°C)
1.48°F
(0.82°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2018
Apr–Oct 2020
7-Month
51.85°F
(11.03°C)
50.66°F
(10.37°C)
1.19°F
(0.66°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1991
Mar–Oct 2020
8-Month
49.79°F
(9.88°C)
48.07°F
(8.93°C)
1.72°F
(0.95°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2016
Feb–Oct 2020
9-Month
47.06°F
(8.37°C)
45.26°F
(7.37°C)
1.80°F
(1.00°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2016
Jan–Oct 2020
10-Month
44.96°F
(7.20°C)
42.72°F
(5.96°C)
2.24°F
(1.24°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Dec 2019–Oct 2020
11-Month
43.31°F
(6.28°C)
40.90°F
(4.94°C)
2.41°F
(1.34°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Nov 2019–Oct 2020
12-Month
42.19°F
(5.66°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
2.15°F
(1.19°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
May 2019–Oct 2020
18-Month
46.11°F
(7.84°C)
44.25°F
(6.81°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Nov 2018–Oct 2020
24-Month
41.70°F
(5.39°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
1.67°F
(0.93°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917, 1918
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Nov 2017–Oct 2020
36-Month
41.82°F
(5.46°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
1.80°F
(1.00°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1918
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2017
Nov 2016–Oct 2020
48-Month
42.10°F
(5.61°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
2.09°F
(1.16°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Nov 2015–Oct 2020
60-Month
42.36°F
(5.76°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
2.36°F
(1.32°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1920
1st Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2019, 2020
Ties: 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/