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Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1901
1-Month
86.14°F
(30.08°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
1.00°F
(0.56°C)
98th Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
31st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2011
Ties: 1935
Jul–Aug 1901
2-Month
88.05°F
(31.14°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
2.14°F
(1.19°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
8th Warmest
Warmest to Date
1936
Ties: 1937
Jun–Aug 1901
3-Month
85.84°F
(29.91°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
1.45°F
(0.80°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
18th Warmest
Warmest to Date
1936
Ties: 1937
May–Aug 1901
4-Month
82.90°F
(28.28°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
1.37°F
(0.76°C)
112th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
17th Warmest
Warmest to Date
1934
Apr–Aug 1901
5-Month
78.65°F
(25.92°C)
77.91°F
(25.51°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
88th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
41st Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Mar–Aug 1901
6-Month
74.29°F
(23.49°C)
73.77°F
(23.21°C)
0.52°F
(0.28°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
49th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1956
Feb–Aug 1901
7-Month
69.42°F
(20.79°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
-0.21°F
(-0.12°C)
50th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
79th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Aug 1901
8-Month
66.02°F
(18.90°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
58th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
71st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1900–Aug 1901
9-Month
63.64°F
(17.58°C)
63.41°F
(17.45°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
67th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
61st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1900–Aug 1901
10-Month
62.51°F
(16.95°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
65th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
63rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 1900–Aug 1901
11-Month
63.00°F
(17.22°C)
62.76°F
(17.09°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
68th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
60th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 1900–Aug 1901
12-Month
64.16°F
(17.87°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
68th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
60th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1956
Mar 1900–Aug 1901
18-Month
67.60°F
(19.78°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
77th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
51st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Sep 1899–Aug 1901
24-Month
64.39°F
(17.99°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
83rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
44th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2017
Sep 1898–Aug 1901
36-Month
63.58°F
(17.54°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.23°C)
27th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
99th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1900
Sep 1897–Aug 1901
48-Month
63.72°F
(17.62°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
92nd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Ties: 1903, 1976
Sep 1896–Aug 1901
60-Month
63.54°F
(17.52°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.24°C)
21st Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
103rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2020

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