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Average Temperature Rankings, October 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 2018
1-Month
53.71°F
(12.06°C)
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1925
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
1963
Sep–Oct 2018
2-Month
60.62°F
(15.90°C)
59.49°F
(15.27°C)
1.13°F
(0.63°C)
101st Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
28th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Aug–Oct 2018
3-Month
64.92°F
(18.29°C)
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
1.23°F
(0.68°C)
108th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
21st Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Jul–Oct 2018
4-Month
67.55°F
(19.75°C)
66.17°F
(18.98°C)
1.38°F
(0.77°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
19th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Jun–Oct 2018
5-Month
68.35°F
(20.19°C)
66.63°F
(19.24°C)
1.72°F
(0.95°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1998
May–Oct 2018
6-Month
67.88°F
(19.93°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
2.32°F
(1.29°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Apr–Oct 2018
7-Month
65.19°F
(18.44°C)
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
1.70°F
(0.95°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934, 2012
Mar–Oct 2018
8-Month
62.38°F
(16.88°C)
60.74°F
(15.97°C)
1.64°F
(0.91°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Oct 2018
9-Month
59.39°F
(15.22°C)
57.75°F
(14.31°C)
1.64°F
(0.91°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Oct 2018
10-Month
56.67°F
(13.71°C)
54.99°F
(12.77°C)
1.68°F
(0.94°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912, 1917
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 2017–Oct 2018
11-Month
54.64°F
(12.58°C)
52.97°F
(11.65°C)
1.67°F
(0.93°C)
115th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
13th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1921, 2005
Nov 2017–Oct 2018
12-Month
53.84°F
(12.13°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.81°F
(1.00°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
May 2017–Oct 2018
18-Month
58.15°F
(14.53°C)
56.54°F
(13.63°C)
1.61°F
(0.90°C)
118th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Nov 2016–Oct 2018
24-Month
54.26°F
(12.37°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
2.24°F
(1.25°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Nov 2015–Oct 2018
36-Month
54.54°F
(12.52°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
2.54°F
(1.41°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Nov 2014–Oct 2018
48-Month
54.36°F
(12.42°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
2.37°F
(1.31°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Nov 2013–Oct 2018
60-Month
53.94°F
(12.19°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.95°F
(1.08°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
3rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2020

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