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Average Temperature Rankings, October 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 2021
1-Month
56.97°F
(13.87°C)
54.11°F
(12.28°C)
2.86°F
(1.59°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1925
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
1963
Sep–Oct 2021
2-Month
62.39°F
(16.88°C)
59.49°F
(15.27°C)
2.90°F
(1.61°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Aug–Oct 2021
3-Month
66.25°F
(19.03°C)
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
2.56°F
(1.42°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
2nd Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Jul–Oct 2021
4-Month
68.54°F
(20.30°C)
66.17°F
(18.98°C)
2.37°F
(1.32°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
2nd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2022
Jun–Oct 2021
5-Month
69.35°F
(20.75°C)
66.63°F
(19.24°C)
2.72°F
(1.51°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2021
May–Oct 2021
6-Month
67.85°F
(19.92°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
2.29°F
(1.28°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
2nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Apr–Oct 2021
7-Month
65.57°F
(18.65°C)
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
2.08°F
(1.16°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1934, 2012
Mar–Oct 2021
8-Month
63.06°F
(17.26°C)
60.74°F
(15.97°C)
2.32°F
(1.29°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Oct 2021
9-Month
59.45°F
(15.25°C)
57.75°F
(14.31°C)
1.70°F
(0.94°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Oct 2021
10-Month
56.97°F
(13.87°C)
54.99°F
(12.77°C)
1.98°F
(1.10°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912, 1917
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 2020–Oct 2021
11-Month
55.03°F
(12.79°C)
52.96°F
(11.64°C)
2.07°F
(1.15°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 2020–Oct 2021
12-Month
54.31°F
(12.39°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
2.28°F
(1.26°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
May 2020–Oct 2021
18-Month
58.52°F
(14.73°C)
56.53°F
(13.63°C)
1.99°F
(1.10°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Nov 2019–Oct 2021
24-Month
54.15°F
(12.31°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
2.13°F
(1.19°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 2000
Nov 2018–Oct 2021
36-Month
53.60°F
(12.00°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.60°F
(0.89°C)
116th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Nov 2017–Oct 2021
48-Month
53.66°F
(12.03°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.67°F
(0.92°C)
118th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Nov 2016–Oct 2021
60-Month
53.87°F
(12.15°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.88°F
(1.04°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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