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Average Temperature Rankings, August 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 2020
1-Month
74.71°F
(23.73°C)
72.10°F
(22.28°C)
2.61°F
(1.45°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1983
Jul–Aug 2020
2-Month
75.18°F
(23.99°C)
72.86°F
(22.70°C)
2.32°F
(1.29°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Jun–Aug 2020
3-Month
73.55°F
(23.08°C)
71.40°F
(21.89°C)
2.15°F
(1.19°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936, 2021
May–Aug 2020
4-Month
70.39°F
(21.33°C)
68.60°F
(20.33°C)
1.79°F
(1.00°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 2007
Apr–Aug 2020
5-Month
66.49°F
(19.16°C)
65.09°F
(18.38°C)
1.40°F
(0.78°C)
118th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2017
Mar–Aug 2020
6-Month
63.09°F
(17.27°C)
61.16°F
(16.20°C)
1.93°F
(1.07°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2022
Feb–Aug 2020
7-Month
59.24°F
(15.13°C)
57.25°F
(14.03°C)
1.99°F
(1.10°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Aug 2020
8-Month
56.28°F
(13.49°C)
53.86°F
(12.14°C)
2.42°F
(1.35°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 2019–Aug 2020
9-Month
54.08°F
(12.27°C)
51.52°F
(10.84°C)
2.56°F
(1.43°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 2019–Aug 2020
10-Month
52.78°F
(11.54°C)
50.54°F
(10.30°C)
2.24°F
(1.24°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2022
Oct 2019–Aug 2020
11-Month
52.71°F
(11.51°C)
50.86°F
(10.48°C)
1.85°F
(1.03°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 2019–Aug 2020
12-Month
54.02°F
(12.23°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.99°F
(1.10°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar 2019–Aug 2020
18-Month
56.55°F
(13.64°C)
55.06°F
(12.81°C)
1.49°F
(0.83°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
14th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Sep 2018–Aug 2020
24-Month
53.30°F
(11.83°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.28°F
(0.71°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Sep 2017–Aug 2020
36-Month
53.50°F
(11.94°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
1.49°F
(0.82°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Sep 2016–Aug 2020
48-Month
53.85°F
(12.14°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Sep 2015–Aug 2020
60-Month
54.12°F
(12.29°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
2.14°F
(1.19°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2020

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