Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, August 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1988
1-Month
73.67°F
(23.15°C)
72.10°F
(22.28°C)
1.57°F
(0.87°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1927
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 1983
Jul–Aug 1988
2-Month
74.23°F
(23.46°C)
72.86°F
(22.70°C)
1.37°F
(0.76°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1992
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 1936
Jun–Aug 1988
3-Month
73.11°F
(22.84°C)
71.40°F
(21.89°C)
1.71°F
(0.95°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1915
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1936, 2021
May–Aug 1988
4-Month
70.14°F
(21.19°C)
68.60°F
(20.33°C)
1.54°F
(0.86°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Apr–Aug 1988
5-Month
66.47°F
(19.15°C)
65.09°F
(18.38°C)
1.38°F
(0.77°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Ties: 2002, 2010
Mar–Aug 1988
6-Month
62.46°F
(16.92°C)
61.16°F
(16.20°C)
1.30°F
(0.72°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2012
Ties: 1921
Feb–Aug 1988
7-Month
58.35°F
(14.64°C)
57.25°F
(14.03°C)
1.10°F
(0.61°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jan–Aug 1988
8-Month
54.53°F
(12.52°C)
53.86°F
(12.14°C)
0.67°F
(0.38°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1987–Aug 1988
9-Month
52.31°F
(11.28°C)
51.52°F
(10.84°C)
0.79°F
(0.44°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Nov 1987–Aug 1988
10-Month
51.48°F
(10.82°C)
50.54°F
(10.30°C)
0.94°F
(0.52°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Oct 1987–Aug 1988
11-Month
51.61°F
(10.89°C)
50.86°F
(10.48°C)
0.75°F
(0.41°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Sep 1987–Aug 1988
12-Month
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.72°F
(0.40°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Mar 1987–Aug 1988
18-Month
55.97°F
(13.32°C)
55.07°F
(12.82°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Sep 1986–Aug 1988
24-Month
52.91°F
(11.62°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.89°F
(0.50°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Sep 1985–Aug 1988
36-Month
52.82°F
(11.57°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.82°F
(0.46°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Sep 1984–Aug 1988
48-Month
52.59°F
(11.44°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.60°F
(0.33°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1920
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Ties: 1955
Sep 1983–Aug 1988
60-Month
52.41°F
(11.34°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1920
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/