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Average Temperature Rankings, August 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1972
1-Month
71.67°F
(22.04°C)
72.10°F
(22.28°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
96th Warmest
Warmest since:
1983
Jul–Aug 1972
2-Month
71.93°F
(22.18°C)
72.86°F
(22.70°C)
-0.93°F
(-0.52°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
111th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Ties: 1908
Jun–Aug 1972
3-Month
70.69°F
(21.49°C)
71.40°F
(21.89°C)
-0.71°F
(-0.40°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936, 2021
May–Aug 1972
4-Month
68.15°F
(20.08°C)
68.60°F
(20.33°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
28th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1929
Apr–Aug 1972
5-Month
64.68°F
(18.16°C)
65.09°F
(18.38°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.22°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–Aug 1972
6-Month
61.24°F
(16.24°C)
61.16°F
(16.20°C)
0.08°F
(0.04°C)
62nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
67th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Aug 1972
7-Month
57.29°F
(14.05°C)
57.26°F
(14.03°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
59th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
70th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Aug 1972
8-Month
53.87°F
(12.15°C)
53.87°F
(12.15°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
56th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
73rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1971–Aug 1972
9-Month
51.66°F
(10.92°C)
51.52°F
(10.84°C)
0.14°F
(0.08°C)
62nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
66th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1971–Aug 1972
10-Month
50.65°F
(10.36°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
0.12°F
(0.07°C)
64th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
64th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 1971–Aug 1972
11-Month
51.05°F
(10.58°C)
50.86°F
(10.48°C)
0.19°F
(0.10°C)
65th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
63rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 1971–Aug 1972
12-Month
52.16°F
(11.20°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
63rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
65th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1964
Mar 1971–Aug 1972
18-Month
54.88°F
(12.71°C)
55.06°F
(12.81°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
45th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
83rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1927, 1985
Sep 1970–Aug 1972
24-Month
51.77°F
(10.98°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
90th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Sep 1969–Aug 1972
36-Month
51.72°F
(10.96°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
31st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1950
Sep 1968–Aug 1972
48-Month
51.62°F
(10.90°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
103rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1973
Sep 1967–Aug 1972
60-Month
51.59°F
(10.88°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.22°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
104th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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