Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, January 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1998
1-Month
44.31°F
(6.84°C)
40.49°F
(4.72°C)
3.82°F
(2.12°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1990 2006
Dec 1997–Jan 1998
2-Month
43.68°F
(6.49°C)
41.66°F
(5.37°C)
2.02°F
(1.12°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Nov 1997–Jan 1998
3-Month
46.07°F
(7.82°C)
45.35°F
(7.42°C)
0.72°F
(0.40°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2000
Oct 1997–Jan 1998
4-Month
51.11°F
(10.62°C)
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
0.39°F
(0.22°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1973
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2000
Sep 1997–Jan 1998
5-Month
56.68°F
(13.71°C)
56.14°F
(13.41°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1973
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2000, 2022
Ties: 1928
Aug 1997–Jan 1998
6-Month
61.26°F
(16.26°C)
60.97°F
(16.09°C)
0.29°F
(0.17°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1973
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2022
Jul 1997–Jan 1998
7-Month
64.77°F
(18.21°C)
64.64°F
(18.13°C)
0.13°F
(0.08°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1973
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2022
Ties: 1933
Jun 1997–Jan 1998
8-Month
66.72°F
(19.29°C)
66.72°F
(19.29°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1973
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2022
May 1997–Jan 1998
9-Month
67.34°F
(19.63°C)
67.42°F
(19.68°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.05°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1973
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2022
Ties: 1963, 1996
Apr 1997–Jan 1998
10-Month
66.59°F
(19.22°C)
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918, 1973
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2022
Mar 1997–Jan 1998
11-Month
65.73°F
(18.74°C)
65.74°F
(18.74°C)
-0.01°F
(0.00°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2013
Ties: 1965, 1980
Feb 1997–Jan 1998
12-Month
64.09°F
(17.83°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.10°F
(0.06°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2013
Aug 1996–Jan 1998
18-Month
62.71°F
(17.06°C)
62.97°F
(17.21°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1913
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1997 2013
Ties: 1977
Feb 1996–Jan 1998
24-Month
63.86°F
(17.70°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.07°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1918
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1997 2018
Ties: 1968
Feb 1995–Jan 1998
36-Month
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1918
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1997 2018
Ties: 1953
Feb 1994–Jan 1998
48-Month
64.24°F
(17.91°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.28°F
(0.15°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1993 2019
Feb 1993–Jan 1998
60-Month
63.93°F
(17.74°C)
63.95°F
(17.75°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1907
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2021
Ties: 1978

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Maximum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/