Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, July 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
July 1940
1-Month
87.58°F
(30.88°C)
86.68°F
(30.38°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1992
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1936
Jun–Jul 1940
2-Month
85.28°F
(29.60°C)
84.01°F
(28.89°C)
1.27°F
(0.71°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1915
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1936
May–Jul 1940
3-Month
81.70°F
(27.61°C)
80.32°F
(26.84°C)
1.38°F
(0.77°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1934
Apr–Jul 1940
4-Month
76.82°F
(24.90°C)
76.11°F
(24.51°C)
0.71°F
(0.39°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1934
Mar–Jul 1940
5-Month
72.04°F
(22.24°C)
71.49°F
(21.94°C)
0.55°F
(0.30°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Feb–Jul 1940
6-Month
67.28°F
(19.60°C)
67.05°F
(19.47°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1933, 1956
Jan–Jul 1940
7-Month
62.46°F
(16.92°C)
63.25°F
(17.36°C)
-0.79°F
(-0.44°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Dec 1939–Jul 1940
8-Month
60.76°F
(15.98°C)
60.70°F
(15.94°C)
0.06°F
(0.04°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 2014
Nov 1939–Jul 1940
9-Month
60.11°F
(15.62°C)
59.82°F
(15.46°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Oct 1939–Jul 1940
10-Month
60.89°F
(16.05°C)
60.52°F
(15.84°C)
0.37°F
(0.21°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1912
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1996
Sep 1939–Jul 1940
11-Month
62.74°F
(17.08°C)
62.09°F
(16.72°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1912
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Aug 1939–Jul 1940
12-Month
64.71°F
(18.17°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.71°F
(0.39°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1912
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Feb 1939–Jul 1940
18-Month
65.78°F
(18.77°C)
65.01°F
(18.34°C)
0.77°F
(0.43°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 2020
Aug 1938–Jul 1940
24-Month
65.08°F
(18.38°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.08°F
(0.60°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Aug 1937–Jul 1940
36-Month
64.94°F
(18.30°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1905
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Aug 1936–Jul 1940
48-Month
64.62°F
(18.12°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.66°F
(0.36°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1915
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Aug 1935–Jul 1940
60-Month
64.47°F
(18.04°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.51°F
(0.28°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1907
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2016

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Maximum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 25, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/