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Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1973
1-Month
85.71°F
(29.84°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
0.57°F
(0.32°C)
79th Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
50th Warmest
Warmest since:
2011
Ties: 1991
Jul–Aug 1973
2-Month
85.94°F
(29.97°C)
85.90°F
(29.94°C)
0.04°F
(0.03°C)
64th Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
65th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Ties: 1942
Jun–Aug 1973
3-Month
84.57°F
(29.21°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
0.18°F
(0.10°C)
59th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
70th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Ties: 1898, 1926, 1987
May–Aug 1973
4-Month
81.48°F
(27.49°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
76th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Ties: 2014
Apr–Aug 1973
5-Month
77.23°F
(25.13°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.38°C)
29th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Mar–Aug 1973
6-Month
73.40°F
(23.00°C)
73.76°F
(23.20°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
90th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1962
Feb–Aug 1973
7-Month
69.21°F
(20.67°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.24°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Aug 1973
8-Month
65.48°F
(18.60°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
-0.51°F
(-0.28°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1972–Aug 1973
9-Month
62.58°F
(16.99°C)
63.42°F
(17.46°C)
-0.84°F
(-0.47°C)
19th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
109th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1972–Aug 1973
10-Month
61.06°F
(16.14°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
-1.29°F
(-0.72°C)
9th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
119th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 1972–Aug 1973
11-Month
61.28°F
(16.27°C)
62.76°F
(17.09°C)
-1.48°F
(-0.82°C)
8th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 1972–Aug 1973
12-Month
62.55°F
(16.97°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-1.45°F
(-0.81°C)
8th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar 1972–Aug 1973
18-Month
66.37°F
(19.09°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
-0.89°F
(-0.50°C)
15th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
113th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 1971–Aug 1973
24-Month
63.31°F
(17.39°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.68°F
(-0.38°C)
17th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1970
Sep 1970–Aug 1973
36-Month
63.35°F
(17.42°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.63°F
(-0.35°C)
16th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1918, 1970
Sep 1969–Aug 1973
48-Month
63.38°F
(17.43°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.58°F
(-0.33°C)
12th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
113th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1900
Sep 1968–Aug 1973
60-Month
63.33°F
(17.41°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.63°F
(-0.35°C)
11th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
113th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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