Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
31.26°F
(-0.41°C)
40.49°F
(4.72°C)
-9.23°F
(-5.13°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
128th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2006
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
35.75°F
(2.08°C)
41.66°F
(5.37°C)
-5.91°F
(-3.29°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
41.11°F
(5.06°C)
45.35°F
(7.42°C)
-4.24°F
(-2.36°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
47.92°F
(8.84°C)
50.71°F
(10.39°C)
-2.79°F
(-1.55°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1973
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
54.00°F
(12.22°C)
56.14°F
(13.41°C)
-2.14°F
(-1.19°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1973
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000, 2022
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
59.14°F
(15.08°C)
60.97°F
(16.09°C)
-1.83°F
(-1.01°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1973
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2022
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
63.10°F
(17.28°C)
64.63°F
(18.13°C)
-1.53°F
(-0.85°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1973
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2022
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
65.48°F
(18.60°C)
66.73°F
(19.29°C)
-1.25°F
(-0.69°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1973
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2022
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
66.19°F
(18.99°C)
67.42°F
(19.68°C)
-1.23°F
(-0.69°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1973
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2022
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
65.91°F
(18.84°C)
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
-1.11°F
(-0.62°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918, 1973
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2022
Ties: 1917
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
64.71°F
(18.17°C)
65.74°F
(18.74°C)
-1.03°F
(-0.57°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
62.47°F
(16.93°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-1.52°F
(-0.84°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1918
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Ties: 1913
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
61.64°F
(16.47°C)
62.97°F
(17.21°C)
-1.33°F
(-0.74°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1913
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Ties: 1994
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
63.57°F
(17.54°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
63.52°F
(17.51°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.44°F
(-0.25°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1918
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Ties: 1926
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
63.42°F
(17.46°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.54°F
(-0.30°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2019
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
63.64°F
(17.58°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1907
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2021

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Maximum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 1, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/