Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, August 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1940
1-Month
72.14°F
(22.30°C)
72.10°F
(22.28°C)
0.04°F
(0.02°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1927
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1983
Jul–Aug 1940
2-Month
73.14°F
(22.86°C)
72.86°F
(22.70°C)
0.28°F
(0.16°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1992
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1936
Jun–Aug 1940
3-Month
71.96°F
(22.20°C)
71.40°F
(21.89°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1915
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1936, 2021
Ties: 1981
May–Aug 1940
4-Month
69.18°F
(20.66°C)
68.60°F
(20.33°C)
0.58°F
(0.33°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2018
Apr–Aug 1940
5-Month
65.39°F
(18.55°C)
65.09°F
(18.38°C)
0.30°F
(0.17°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Mar–Aug 1940
6-Month
61.41°F
(16.34°C)
61.16°F
(16.20°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Feb–Aug 1940
7-Month
57.48°F
(14.16°C)
57.26°F
(14.03°C)
0.22°F
(0.13°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jan–Aug 1940
8-Month
53.27°F
(11.82°C)
53.86°F
(12.14°C)
-0.59°F
(-0.32°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Dec 1939–Aug 1940
9-Month
51.54°F
(10.86°C)
51.51°F
(10.84°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Nov 1939–Aug 1940
10-Month
50.62°F
(10.34°C)
50.54°F
(10.30°C)
0.08°F
(0.04°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Oct 1939–Aug 1940
11-Month
50.99°F
(10.55°C)
50.86°F
(10.48°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Sep 1939–Aug 1940
12-Month
52.36°F
(11.31°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Mar 1939–Aug 1940
18-Month
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
55.06°F
(12.81°C)
0.57°F
(0.32°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Sep 1938–Aug 1940
24-Month
52.60°F
(11.44°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.58°F
(0.32°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1990, 1996
Sep 1937–Aug 1940
36-Month
52.68°F
(11.49°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.68°F
(0.38°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Sep 1936–Aug 1940
48-Month
52.42°F
(11.34°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.43°F
(0.23°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1920
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Sep 1935–Aug 1940
60-Month
52.28°F
(11.27°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.30°F
(0.17°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1920
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 3, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/