Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, August 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1981
1-Month
72.10°F
(22.28°C)
72.10°F
(22.28°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1927
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1983
Ties: 1944, 1949, 1953
Jul–Aug 1981
2-Month
73.03°F
(22.79°C)
72.86°F
(22.70°C)
0.17°F
(0.09°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1992
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1936
Ties: 1941, 1996
Jun–Aug 1981
3-Month
71.96°F
(22.20°C)
71.40°F
(21.89°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1915
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1936, 2021
Ties: 1940
May–Aug 1981
4-Month
68.71°F
(20.39°C)
68.60°F
(20.33°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1907
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2018
Apr–Aug 1981
5-Month
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
65.09°F
(18.38°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Mar–Aug 1981
6-Month
62.14°F
(16.74°C)
61.16°F
(16.20°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1938
Feb–Aug 1981
7-Month
58.49°F
(14.72°C)
57.26°F
(14.03°C)
1.23°F
(0.69°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1999
Jan–Aug 1981
8-Month
55.23°F
(12.91°C)
53.86°F
(12.14°C)
1.37°F
(0.77°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Dec 1980–Aug 1981
9-Month
53.00°F
(11.67°C)
51.51°F
(10.84°C)
1.49°F
(0.83°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Nov 1980–Aug 1981
10-Month
51.93°F
(11.07°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
1.40°F
(0.78°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Oct 1980–Aug 1981
11-Month
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
50.86°F
(10.48°C)
1.13°F
(0.63°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Sep 1980–Aug 1981
12-Month
53.18°F
(11.77°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.15°F
(0.64°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Mar 1980–Aug 1981
18-Month
55.92°F
(13.29°C)
55.07°F
(12.82°C)
0.85°F
(0.47°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Ties: 1998, 2001
Sep 1979–Aug 1981
24-Month
52.83°F
(11.57°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.81°F
(0.45°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Sep 1978–Aug 1981
36-Month
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2018
Sep 1977–Aug 1981
48-Month
51.87°F
(11.04°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.07°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1920
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1931, 1975
Sep 1976–Aug 1981
60-Month
51.80°F
(11.00°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.11°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1920
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2020
Ties: 1924

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2022, retrieved on August 7, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/