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Average Temperature Rankings, August 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 2018
1-Month
73.51°F
(23.06°C)
72.10°F
(22.28°C)
1.41°F
(0.78°C)
106th Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
23rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1983
Jul–Aug 2018
2-Month
74.48°F
(23.60°C)
72.86°F
(22.70°C)
1.62°F
(0.90°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Jun–Aug 2018
3-Month
73.50°F
(23.06°C)
71.40°F
(21.89°C)
2.10°F
(1.17°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936, 2021
Ties: 2016
May–Aug 2018
4-Month
71.51°F
(21.95°C)
68.60°F
(20.33°C)
2.91°F
(1.62°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Apr–Aug 2018
5-Month
67.01°F
(19.45°C)
65.09°F
(18.38°C)
1.92°F
(1.07°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–Aug 2018
6-Month
62.96°F
(17.20°C)
61.15°F
(16.19°C)
1.81°F
(1.01°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Aug 2018
7-Month
59.04°F
(15.02°C)
57.25°F
(14.03°C)
1.79°F
(0.99°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Aug 2018
8-Month
55.68°F
(13.16°C)
53.86°F
(12.14°C)
1.82°F
(1.02°C)
118th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 2017–Aug 2018
9-Month
53.31°F
(11.84°C)
51.52°F
(10.84°C)
1.79°F
(1.00°C)
115th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
13th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 2017–Aug 2018
10-Month
52.48°F
(11.38°C)
50.54°F
(10.30°C)
1.94°F
(1.08°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 2017–Aug 2018
11-Month
52.77°F
(11.54°C)
50.86°F
(10.48°C)
1.91°F
(1.06°C)
118th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 2017–Aug 2018
12-Month
53.90°F
(12.17°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.87°F
(1.04°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar 2017–Aug 2018
18-Month
56.96°F
(13.87°C)
55.07°F
(12.82°C)
1.89°F
(1.05°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 2000
Sep 2016–Aug 2018
24-Month
54.41°F
(12.45°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
2.39°F
(1.33°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
2nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Sep 2015–Aug 2018
36-Month
54.67°F
(12.59°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
2.67°F
(1.48°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Sep 2014–Aug 2018
48-Month
54.40°F
(12.44°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
2.41°F
(1.33°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Sep 2013–Aug 2018
60-Month
53.92°F
(12.18°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
1.94°F
(1.08°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
3rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2020

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