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Average Temperature Rankings, January 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 2021
1-Month
34.59°F
(1.44°C)
30.12°F
(-1.04°C)
4.47°F
(2.48°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2006
Ties: 1923
Dec 2020–Jan 2021
2-Month
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
3.72°F
(2.07°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020
Nov 2020–Jan 2021
3-Month
38.87°F
(3.82°C)
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
4.01°F
(2.23°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2002
Oct 2020–Jan 2021
4-Month
42.72°F
(5.96°C)
39.68°F
(4.27°C)
3.04°F
(1.69°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Sep 2020–Jan 2021
5-Month
47.36°F
(8.53°C)
44.71°F
(7.06°C)
2.65°F
(1.47°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Aug 2020–Jan 2021
6-Month
51.92°F
(11.07°C)
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
2.64°F
(1.47°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Jul 2020–Jan 2021
7-Month
55.31°F
(12.95°C)
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
2.56°F
(1.42°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Jun 2020–Jan 2021
8-Month
57.18°F
(13.99°C)
54.72°F
(12.62°C)
2.46°F
(1.37°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Ties: 2012
May 2020–Jan 2021
9-Month
57.60°F
(14.22°C)
55.33°F
(12.96°C)
2.27°F
(1.26°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Apr 2020–Jan 2021
10-Month
56.92°F
(13.84°C)
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
2.02°F
(1.12°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Mar 2020–Jan 2021
11-Month
55.94°F
(13.30°C)
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
2.26°F
(1.26°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2013
Feb 2020–Jan 2021
12-Month
54.29°F
(12.38°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
2.28°F
(1.26°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Aug 2019–Jan 2021
18-Month
53.27°F
(11.82°C)
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
2.17°F
(1.21°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Feb 2019–Jan 2021
24-Month
53.61°F
(12.01°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.61°F
(0.90°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Feb 2018–Jan 2021
36-Month
53.59°F
(11.99°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.60°F
(0.88°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Feb 2017–Jan 2021
48-Month
53.80°F
(12.11°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
1.82°F
(1.01°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019
Feb 2016–Jan 2021
60-Month
54.05°F
(12.25°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
2.07°F
(1.15°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
1st Warmest
Warmest since:
2020, 2021
Ties: 2020

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