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Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 2002
1-Month
85.95°F
(29.97°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
0.81°F
(0.45°C)
91st Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
38th Warmest
Warmest since:
2011
Ties: 2005, 2018
Jul–Aug 2002
2-Month
87.37°F
(30.76°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
1.46°F
(0.81°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
18th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Ties: 1943
Jun–Aug 2002
3-Month
86.24°F
(30.13°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
1.85°F
(1.02°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
May–Aug 2002
4-Month
82.80°F
(28.22°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
1.27°F
(0.70°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
19th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Apr–Aug 2002
5-Month
79.43°F
(26.35°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
1.51°F
(0.84°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Mar–Aug 2002
6-Month
74.81°F
(23.78°C)
73.77°F
(23.21°C)
1.04°F
(0.57°C)
98th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
31st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Aug 2002
7-Month
71.06°F
(21.70°C)
69.64°F
(20.91°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
107th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
22nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Aug 2002
8-Month
67.81°F
(19.89°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
1.82°F
(1.01°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 2001–Aug 2002
9-Month
65.40°F
(18.56°C)
63.41°F
(17.45°C)
1.99°F
(1.11°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 2001–Aug 2002
10-Month
64.77°F
(18.21°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
2.42°F
(1.35°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 2001–Aug 2002
11-Month
65.02°F
(18.34°C)
62.76°F
(17.09°C)
2.26°F
(1.25°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 2001–Aug 2002
12-Month
66.17°F
(18.98°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
2.16°F
(1.20°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar 2001–Aug 2002
18-Month
69.13°F
(20.63°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
1.87°F
(1.04°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Sep 2000–Aug 2002
24-Month
65.12°F
(18.40°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.13°F
(0.63°C)
109th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
18th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1991
Sep 1999–Aug 2002
36-Month
65.81°F
(18.78°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.83°F
(1.01°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Sep 1998–Aug 2002
48-Month
65.79°F
(18.77°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.82°F
(1.01°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
2nd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Sep 1997–Aug 2002
60-Month
65.58°F
(18.66°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.62°F
(0.90°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
5th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2020

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