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Average Temperature Rankings, January 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1961
1-Month
29.71°F
(-1.27°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
46th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
83rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2006
Ties: 2011
Dec 1960–Jan 1961
2-Month
30.06°F
(-1.08°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
-1.37°F
(-0.76°C)
27th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
2020
Nov 1960–Jan 1961
3-Month
34.28°F
(1.27°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
-0.58°F
(-0.32°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
90th Warmest
Warmest since:
2002
Oct 1960–Jan 1961
4-Month
39.40°F
(4.11°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.16°C)
47th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
81st Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Sep 1960–Jan 1961
5-Month
44.81°F
(7.12°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
0.10°F
(0.06°C)
57th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
71st Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Aug 1960–Jan 1961
6-Month
49.38°F
(9.66°C)
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
0.10°F
(0.06°C)
61st Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
67th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Jul 1960–Jan 1961
7-Month
52.88°F
(11.60°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
63rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
65th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Ties: 1956
Jun 1960–Jan 1961
8-Month
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
54.71°F
(12.62°C)
0.19°F
(0.10°C)
66th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
62nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
May 1960–Jan 1961
9-Month
55.39°F
(12.99°C)
55.32°F
(12.96°C)
0.07°F
(0.03°C)
62nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
66th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Apr 1960–Jan 1961
10-Month
55.11°F
(12.84°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
69th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
59th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Ties: 1957
Mar 1960–Jan 1961
11-Month
53.37°F
(11.87°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
44th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
84th Warmest
Warmest since:
2013
Feb 1960–Jan 1961
12-Month
51.46°F
(10.81°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.55°F
(-0.31°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Aug 1959–Jan 1961
18-Month
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
29th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1919, 1973
Feb 1959–Jan 1961
24-Month
51.78°F
(10.99°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
44th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
83rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Feb 1958–Jan 1961
36-Month
51.77°F
(10.98°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.21°F
(-0.12°C)
44th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
82nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Feb 1957–Jan 1961
48-Month
51.94°F
(11.08°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
72nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2019
Feb 1956–Jan 1961
60-Month
51.95°F
(11.08°C)
51.97°F
(11.09°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
71st Warmest
Warmest since:
2020, 2021
Ties: 1964, 1978

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