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Average Temperature Rankings, October 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 2020
1-Month
54.28°F
(12.38°C)
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
0.17°F
(0.10°C)
65th Coolest
Coolest since:
1925
64th Warmest
Warmest since:
1963
Sep–Oct 2020
2-Month
60.10°F
(15.61°C)
59.49°F
(15.27°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
83rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
46th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 2012
Aug–Oct 2020
3-Month
64.97°F
(18.32°C)
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
1.28°F
(0.71°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
18th Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Jul–Oct 2020
4-Month
67.64°F
(19.80°C)
66.17°F
(18.98°C)
1.47°F
(0.82°C)
113th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Ties: 1938
Jun–Oct 2020
5-Month
68.17°F
(20.09°C)
66.64°F
(19.24°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Oct 2020
6-Month
66.96°F
(19.42°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
1.40°F
(0.78°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 2010
Apr–Oct 2020
7-Month
64.66°F
(18.14°C)
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
1.17°F
(0.65°C)
109th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
20th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934, 2012
Mar–Oct 2020
8-Month
62.34°F
(16.86°C)
60.74°F
(15.97°C)
1.60°F
(0.89°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Oct 2020
9-Month
59.43°F
(15.24°C)
57.75°F
(14.31°C)
1.68°F
(0.93°C)
118th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Oct 2020
10-Month
57.04°F
(13.91°C)
54.98°F
(12.77°C)
2.06°F
(1.14°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912, 1917
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2006
Dec 2019–Oct 2020
11-Month
55.17°F
(12.87°C)
52.96°F
(11.64°C)
2.21°F
(1.23°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 2019–Oct 2020
12-Month
54.00°F
(12.22°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.97°F
(1.09°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
May 2019–Oct 2020
18-Month
58.06°F
(14.48°C)
56.54°F
(13.63°C)
1.52°F
(0.85°C)
115th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
13th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 2015
Nov 2018–Oct 2020
24-Month
53.25°F
(11.81°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.23°F
(0.69°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Nov 2017–Oct 2020
36-Month
53.45°F
(11.92°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
1.44°F
(0.80°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 2008
Nov 2016–Oct 2020
48-Month
53.76°F
(12.09°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.76°F
(0.98°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 2022
Nov 2015–Oct 2020
60-Month
54.03°F
(12.24°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
2.04°F
(1.13°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2020

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