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Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1953
1-Month
85.59°F
(29.77°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
75th Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
54th Warmest
Warmest since:
2011
Jul–Aug 1953
2-Month
86.52°F
(30.29°C)
85.90°F
(29.94°C)
0.62°F
(0.35°C)
86th Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
43rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Jun–Aug 1953
3-Month
85.47°F
(29.71°C)
84.38°F
(29.10°C)
1.09°F
(0.61°C)
104th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
25th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Ties: 2010
May–Aug 1953
4-Month
81.94°F
(27.74°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
0.41°F
(0.22°C)
74th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
55th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Apr–Aug 1953
5-Month
77.71°F
(25.39°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
-0.21°F
(-0.12°C)
43rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Mar–Aug 1953
6-Month
73.98°F
(23.32°C)
73.77°F
(23.21°C)
0.21°F
(0.11°C)
67th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
62nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Aug 1953
7-Month
70.16°F
(21.20°C)
69.64°F
(20.91°C)
0.52°F
(0.29°C)
83rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
46th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Aug 1953
8-Month
67.24°F
(19.58°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
1.25°F
(0.70°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
26th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1939, 1998
Dec 1952–Aug 1953
9-Month
64.52°F
(18.07°C)
63.41°F
(17.45°C)
1.11°F
(0.62°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
25th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1952–Aug 1953
10-Month
63.22°F
(17.34°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
99th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
29th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 1952–Aug 1953
11-Month
63.71°F
(17.62°C)
62.75°F
(17.08°C)
0.96°F
(0.54°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
25th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 1952–Aug 1953
12-Month
65.10°F
(18.39°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.10°F
(0.61°C)
107th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
21st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar 1952–Aug 1953
18-Month
68.10°F
(20.06°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
0.84°F
(0.47°C)
99th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
29th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2015
Sep 1951–Aug 1953
24-Month
64.50°F
(18.06°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.51°F
(0.29°C)
90th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
37th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Sep 1950–Aug 1953
36-Month
64.31°F
(17.95°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
46th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Sep 1949–Aug 1953
48-Month
64.20°F
(17.89°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
76th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
49th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1938
Sep 1948–Aug 1953
60-Month
64.14°F
(17.86°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.18°F
(0.10°C)
68th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
56th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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