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Average Temperature Rankings, March 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1973
1-Month
44.29°F
(6.83°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
2.79°F
(1.55°C)
105th Coolest
Coolest since:
1965
24th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Mar 1973
2-Month
38.94°F
(3.86°C)
37.67°F
(3.15°C)
1.27°F
(0.71°C)
88th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
41st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Mar 1973
3-Month
35.82°F
(2.12°C)
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
0.67°F
(0.37°C)
77th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
52nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1972–Mar 1973
4-Month
34.33°F
(1.29°C)
34.55°F
(1.42°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.13°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
75th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1972–Mar 1973
5-Month
35.25°F
(1.81°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
-0.73°F
(-0.40°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2000
Ties: 1902
Oct 1972–Mar 1973
6-Month
38.09°F
(3.38°C)
39.01°F
(3.89°C)
-0.92°F
(-0.51°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Sep 1972–Mar 1973
7-Month
41.85°F
(5.47°C)
42.69°F
(5.94°C)
-0.84°F
(-0.47°C)
25th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
103rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Aug 1972–Mar 1973
8-Month
45.58°F
(7.54°C)
46.37°F
(7.98°C)
-0.79°F
(-0.44°C)
26th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
102nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1924
Jul 1972–Mar 1973
9-Month
48.54°F
(9.19°C)
49.40°F
(9.67°C)
-0.86°F
(-0.48°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jun 1972–Mar 1973
10-Month
50.50°F
(10.28°C)
51.30°F
(10.72°C)
-0.80°F
(-0.44°C)
19th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
109th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1965
May 1972–Mar 1973
11-Month
51.42°F
(10.79°C)
52.12°F
(11.18°C)
-0.70°F
(-0.39°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Apr 1972–Mar 1973
12-Month
51.37°F
(10.76°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.66°F
(-0.37°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1984
Oct 1971–Mar 1973
18-Month
47.48°F
(8.60°C)
47.68°F
(8.71°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
44th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
83rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1972
Apr 1971–Mar 1973
24-Month
51.72°F
(10.96°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.16°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
93rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Apr 1970–Mar 1973
36-Month
51.73°F
(10.96°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.27°F
(-0.15°C)
31st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1926, 1960, 1985
Apr 1969–Mar 1973
48-Month
51.73°F
(10.96°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
31st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1901
Apr 1968–Mar 1973
60-Month
51.53°F
(10.85°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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