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Average Temperature Rankings, October 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1972
1-Month
52.29°F
(11.27°C)
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
-1.82°F
(-1.01°C)
19th Coolest
Coolest since:
1925
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
1963
Sep–Oct 1972
2-Month
58.37°F
(14.65°C)
59.49°F
(15.27°C)
-1.12°F
(-0.62°C)
16th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
113th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1984
Aug–Oct 1972
3-Month
62.80°F
(17.11°C)
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
-0.89°F
(-0.50°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
111th Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Jul–Oct 1972
4-Month
65.15°F
(18.42°C)
66.18°F
(18.99°C)
-1.03°F
(-0.57°C)
9th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Ties: 1902, 1974
Jun–Oct 1972
5-Month
65.76°F
(18.76°C)
66.63°F
(19.24°C)
-0.87°F
(-0.48°C)
15th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
114th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Oct 1972
6-Month
64.89°F
(18.27°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
-0.67°F
(-0.37°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
109th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Apr–Oct 1972
7-Month
62.88°F
(17.16°C)
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
-0.61°F
(-0.33°C)
25th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
104th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934, 2012
Mar–Oct 1972
8-Month
60.52°F
(15.84°C)
60.74°F
(15.97°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.13°C)
43rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1945
Feb–Oct 1972
9-Month
57.53°F
(14.18°C)
57.75°F
(14.31°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.13°C)
43rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1944
Jan–Oct 1972
10-Month
54.77°F
(12.65°C)
54.99°F
(12.77°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
46th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912, 1917
83rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1971–Oct 1972
11-Month
52.88°F
(11.60°C)
52.97°F
(11.65°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
46th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
82nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1971–Oct 1972
12-Month
51.94°F
(11.08°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
48th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
80th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1944
May 1971–Oct 1972
18-Month
56.37°F
(13.54°C)
56.53°F
(13.63°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
41st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Nov 1970–Oct 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:
1913
90th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1994
Nov 1969–Oct 1972
36-Month
51.72°F
(10.96°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.15°C)
32nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1901, 1973
Nov 1968–Oct 1972
48-Month
51.58°F
(10.88°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
21st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
104th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Nov 1967–Oct 1972
60-Month
51.57°F
(10.87°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
16th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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