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Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 2012
1-Month
87.39°F
(30.77°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
2.25°F
(1.25°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1927
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
2011
Jul–Aug 2012
2-Month
88.68°F
(31.49°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
2.77°F
(1.54°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1992
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
Jun–Aug 2012
3-Month
87.18°F
(30.66°C)
84.38°F
(29.10°C)
2.80°F
(1.56°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1936
May–Aug 2012
4-Month
84.55°F
(29.19°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
3.02°F
(1.67°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Apr–Aug 2012
5-Month
81.17°F
(27.32°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
3.25°F
(1.81°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
2nd Warmest
Warmest since:
1934
Mar–Aug 2012
6-Month
78.11°F
(25.62°C)
73.76°F
(23.20°C)
4.35°F
(2.42°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Feb–Aug 2012
7-Month
73.82°F
(23.23°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
4.19°F
(2.32°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Jan–Aug 2012
8-Month
70.54°F
(21.41°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
4.55°F
(2.53°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Dec 2011–Aug 2012
9-Month
67.76°F
(19.87°C)
63.41°F
(17.45°C)
4.35°F
(2.42°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1979
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Nov 2011–Aug 2012
10-Month
66.50°F
(19.17°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
4.15°F
(2.31°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Oct 2011–Aug 2012
11-Month
66.61°F
(19.23°C)
62.75°F
(17.08°C)
3.86°F
(2.15°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Sep 2011–Aug 2012
12-Month
67.68°F
(19.82°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
3.67°F
(2.04°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Mar 2011–Aug 2012
18-Month
70.10°F
(21.17°C)
67.25°F
(19.58°C)
2.85°F
(1.59°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Sep 2010–Aug 2012
24-Month
66.31°F
(19.06°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
2.31°F
(1.28°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 2013
Sep 2009–Aug 2012
36-Month
65.52°F
(18.62°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.54°F
(0.85°C)
115th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 2014
Sep 2008–Aug 2012
48-Month
65.31°F
(18.51°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.34°F
(0.75°C)
109th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Sep 2007–Aug 2012
60-Month
65.22°F
(18.46°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.26°F
(0.70°C)
107th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
17th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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