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Maximum Temperature Rankings, October 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1981
1-Month
63.68°F
(17.60°C)
66.80°F
(19.33°C)
-3.12°F
(-1.73°C)
13th Coolest
Coolest since:
1925
116th Warmest
Warmest since:
1963
Sep–Oct 1981
2-Month
70.88°F
(21.60°C)
72.31°F
(22.39°C)
-1.43°F
(-0.79°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1925
109th Warmest
Warmest since:
1963
Aug–Oct 1981
3-Month
75.57°F
(24.21°C)
76.58°F
(24.77°C)
-1.01°F
(-0.56°C)
21st Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Ties: 1946, 1996
Jul–Oct 1981
4-Month
78.32°F
(25.73°C)
79.11°F
(26.17°C)
-0.79°F
(-0.44°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
99th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Jun–Oct 1981
5-Month
79.10°F
(26.17°C)
79.55°F
(26.42°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
May–Oct 1981
6-Month
77.77°F
(25.43°C)
78.45°F
(25.81°C)
-0.68°F
(-0.38°C)
28th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Apr–Oct 1981
7-Month
76.36°F
(24.64°C)
76.32°F
(24.62°C)
0.04°F
(0.02°C)
60th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
69th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Mar–Oct 1981
8-Month
73.65°F
(23.14°C)
73.41°F
(23.01°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
69th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
60th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Oct 1981
9-Month
70.85°F
(21.58°C)
70.23°F
(21.24°C)
0.62°F
(0.34°C)
84th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
45th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Oct 1981
10-Month
68.12°F
(20.07°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
0.86°F
(0.48°C)
92nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
37th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1980–Oct 1981
11-Month
66.12°F
(18.96°C)
65.03°F
(18.35°C)
1.09°F
(0.61°C)
101st Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
27th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1980–Oct 1981
12-Month
65.08°F
(18.38°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
1.07°F
(0.60°C)
104th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
24th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
May 1980–Oct 1981
18-Month
69.77°F
(20.98°C)
68.82°F
(20.46°C)
0.95°F
(0.52°C)
105th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
23rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1979–Oct 1981
24-Month
64.68°F
(18.16°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.69°F
(0.39°C)
90th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
37th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1987
Nov 1978–Oct 1981
36-Month
63.86°F
(17.70°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.07°C)
47th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
79th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1928, 1958, 1959
Nov 1977–Oct 1981
48-Month
63.68°F
(17.60°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
31st Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1903, 1974, 1982, 1986
Nov 1976–Oct 1981
60-Month
63.81°F
(17.67°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.09°C)
41st Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
83rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1910, 1962

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