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Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1981
1-Month
84.96°F
(29.42°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
55th Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
74th Warmest
Warmest since:
2011
Ties: 1925
Jul–Aug 1981
2-Month
85.75°F
(29.86°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
46th Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
83rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Ties: 1956, 1996
Jun–Aug 1981
3-Month
84.59°F
(29.22°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
63rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
66th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
May–Aug 1981
4-Month
81.22°F
(27.34°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.18°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Apr–Aug 1981
5-Month
78.55°F
(25.86°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
82nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
47th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Mar–Aug 1981
6-Month
74.57°F
(23.65°C)
73.77°F
(23.21°C)
0.80°F
(0.44°C)
95th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
34th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Aug 1981
7-Month
70.84°F
(21.58°C)
69.64°F
(20.91°C)
1.20°F
(0.67°C)
104th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
25th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2015
Jan–Aug 1981
8-Month
67.43°F
(19.68°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
1.44°F
(0.80°C)
109th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
20th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1980–Aug 1981
9-Month
65.06°F
(18.37°C)
63.41°F
(17.45°C)
1.65°F
(0.92°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
14th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1980–Aug 1981
10-Month
63.92°F
(17.73°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
1.57°F
(0.87°C)
113th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 1980–Aug 1981
11-Month
64.08°F
(17.82°C)
62.75°F
(17.08°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
113th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 1980–Aug 1981
12-Month
65.33°F
(18.52°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
113th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar 1980–Aug 1981
18-Month
68.28°F
(20.16°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
1.02°F
(0.57°C)
105th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
23rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 1979–Aug 1981
24-Month
64.95°F
(18.31°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.96°F
(0.54°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
24th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Sep 1978–Aug 1981
36-Month
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
56th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
70th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Sep 1977–Aug 1981
48-Month
63.74°F
(17.63°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
88th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Sep 1976–Aug 1981
60-Month
63.78°F
(17.66°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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