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Average Temperature Rankings, March 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2018
1-Month
42.73°F
(5.96°C)
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
1.23°F
(0.68°C)
78th Coolest
Coolest since:
1965
51st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Mar 2018
2-Month
39.12°F
(3.96°C)
37.66°F
(3.14°C)
1.46°F
(0.82°C)
89th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
40th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Mar 2018
3-Month
36.80°F
(2.67°C)
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
1.65°F
(0.92°C)
91st Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
38th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2002
Dec 2017–Mar 2018
4-Month
36.17°F
(2.32°C)
34.54°F
(1.41°C)
1.63°F
(0.91°C)
98th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
30th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 2017–Mar 2018
5-Month
37.94°F
(3.30°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
1.96°F
(1.09°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
18th Warmest
Warmest since:
2000
Oct 2017–Mar 2018
6-Month
40.90°F
(4.94°C)
39.00°F
(3.89°C)
1.90°F
(1.05°C)
112th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Sep 2017–Mar 2018
7-Month
44.53°F
(6.96°C)
42.70°F
(5.94°C)
1.83°F
(1.02°C)
113th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Aug 2017–Mar 2018
8-Month
47.96°F
(8.87°C)
46.37°F
(7.98°C)
1.59°F
(0.89°C)
112th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jul 2017–Mar 2018
9-Month
51.04°F
(10.58°C)
49.39°F
(9.66°C)
1.65°F
(0.92°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
14th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jun 2017–Mar 2018
10-Month
52.98°F
(11.66°C)
51.31°F
(10.73°C)
1.67°F
(0.93°C)
116th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1935
May 2017–Mar 2018
11-Month
53.67°F
(12.04°C)
52.12°F
(11.18°C)
1.55°F
(0.86°C)
112th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Apr 2017–Mar 2018
12-Month
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.65°F
(0.91°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
14th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Oct 2016–Mar 2018
18-Month
50.20°F
(10.11°C)
47.67°F
(8.71°C)
2.53°F
(1.40°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Apr 2016–Mar 2018
24-Month
54.37°F
(12.43°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
2.35°F
(1.31°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
2nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Apr 2015–Mar 2018
36-Month
54.59°F
(12.55°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
2.59°F
(1.44°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Apr 2014–Mar 2018
48-Month
54.25°F
(12.36°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
2.26°F
(1.25°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Apr 2013–Mar 2018
60-Month
53.81°F
(12.12°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
1.83°F
(1.02°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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