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Maximum Temperature Rankings, January 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1978
1-Month
34.84°F
(1.58°C)
40.49°F
(4.72°C)
-5.65°F
(-3.14°C)
6th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
123rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2006
Dec 1977–Jan 1978
2-Month
39.04°F
(3.91°C)
41.65°F
(5.36°C)
-2.61°F
(-1.45°C)
10th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
118th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1977–Jan 1978
3-Month
43.82°F
(6.57°C)
45.35°F
(7.42°C)
-1.53°F
(-0.85°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
2000
Oct 1977–Jan 1978
4-Month
49.54°F
(9.74°C)
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
-1.18°F
(-0.66°C)
26th Coolest
Coolest since:
1973
102nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2000
Sep 1977–Jan 1978
5-Month
55.19°F
(12.88°C)
56.14°F
(13.41°C)
-0.95°F
(-0.53°C)
26th Coolest
Coolest since:
1973
102nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2000
Aug 1977–Jan 1978
6-Month
59.99°F
(15.55°C)
60.96°F
(16.09°C)
-0.97°F
(-0.54°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1973
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Jul 1977–Jan 1978
7-Month
63.92°F
(17.73°C)
64.64°F
(18.13°C)
-0.72°F
(-0.40°C)
28th Coolest
Coolest since:
1973
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Ties: 1987
Jun 1977–Jan 1978
8-Month
66.37°F
(19.09°C)
66.72°F
(19.29°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.20°C)
45th Coolest
Coolest since:
1973
83rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
May 1977–Jan 1978
9-Month
67.23°F
(19.57°C)
67.42°F
(19.68°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.11°C)
51st Coolest
Coolest since:
1973
77th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Apr 1977–Jan 1978
10-Month
67.27°F
(19.59°C)
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
0.25°F
(0.13°C)
69th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918, 1973
59th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Mar 1977–Jan 1978
11-Month
66.15°F
(18.97°C)
65.74°F
(18.74°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
75th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
53rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2013
Feb 1977–Jan 1978
12-Month
64.68°F
(18.16°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.69°F
(0.39°C)
88th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
40th Warmest
Warmest since:
2013
Aug 1976–Jan 1978
18-Month
62.64°F
(17.02°C)
62.98°F
(17.21°C)
-0.34°F
(-0.19°C)
41st Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2013
Ties: 1972
Feb 1976–Jan 1978
24-Month
64.05°F
(17.81°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
61st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
66th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Feb 1975–Jan 1978
36-Month
63.74°F
(17.63°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
84th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Feb 1974–Jan 1978
48-Month
63.93°F
(17.74°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
50th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
75th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019
Ties: 1996
Feb 1973–Jan 1978
60-Month
63.93°F
(17.74°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
54th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
70th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1998

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