Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of July 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, September 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
September 2020
1-Month
78.82°F
(26.01°C)
77.81°F
(25.45°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1965
44th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1998
Aug–Sep 2020
2-Month
83.34°F
(28.52°C)
81.48°F
(27.49°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2018 1965
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1998
Ties: 1983
Jul–Sep 2020
3-Month
85.03°F
(29.46°C)
83.21°F
(28.45°C)
1.82°F
(1.01°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1936
Ties: 2021
Jun–Sep 2020
4-Month
84.54°F
(29.19°C)
82.74°F
(28.19°C)
1.80°F
(1.00°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1915
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1936
May–Sep 2020
5-Month
82.31°F
(27.95°C)
80.78°F
(27.10°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1915
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1936
Apr–Sep 2020
6-Month
79.20°F
(26.22°C)
77.90°F
(25.50°C)
1.30°F
(0.72°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Mar–Sep 2020
7-Month
75.99°F
(24.44°C)
74.35°F
(23.53°C)
1.64°F
(0.91°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 2018
Feb–Sep 2020
8-Month
72.38°F
(22.43°C)
70.66°F
(21.48°C)
1.72°F
(0.95°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–Sep 2020
9-Month
69.34°F
(20.74°C)
67.30°F
(19.61°C)
2.04°F
(1.13°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2019–Sep 2020
10-Month
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
64.86°F
(18.26°C)
2.16°F
(1.20°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Nov 2019–Sep 2020
11-Month
65.68°F
(18.71°C)
63.76°F
(17.64°C)
1.92°F
(1.07°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Oct 2019–Sep 2020
12-Month
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
1.55°F
(0.86°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Apr 2019–Sep 2020
18-Month
69.87°F
(21.04°C)
68.64°F
(20.36°C)
1.23°F
(0.68°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 1988
Oct 2018–Sep 2020
24-Month
64.68°F
(18.16°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.69°F
(0.39°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1913
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2017
Oct 2017–Sep 2020
36-Month
65.10°F
(18.39°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Ties: 1954
Oct 2016–Sep 2020
48-Month
65.47°F
(18.59°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.50°F
(0.83°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1915
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Oct 2015–Sep 2020
60-Month
65.72°F
(18.73°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.76°F
(0.97°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 14, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/