Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, January 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 2021
1-Month
43.97°F
(6.65°C)
40.49°F
(4.72°C)
3.48°F
(1.93°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2006
Dec 2020–Jan 2021
2-Month
45.28°F
(7.38°C)
41.66°F
(5.37°C)
3.62°F
(2.01°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Nov 2020–Jan 2021
3-Month
49.62°F
(9.79°C)
45.35°F
(7.42°C)
4.27°F
(2.37°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1979
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2000
Oct 2020–Jan 2021
4-Month
53.96°F
(12.20°C)
50.72°F
(10.40°C)
3.24°F
(1.80°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1973
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2000
Sep 2020–Jan 2021
5-Month
58.93°F
(14.96°C)
56.13°F
(13.41°C)
2.80°F
(1.55°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1973
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2000, 2022
Aug 2020–Jan 2021
6-Month
63.75°F
(17.64°C)
60.96°F
(16.09°C)
2.79°F
(1.55°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1973
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2022
Jul 2020–Jan 2021
7-Month
67.27°F
(19.59°C)
64.63°F
(18.13°C)
2.64°F
(1.46°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1973
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2022
Jun 2020–Jan 2021
8-Month
69.25°F
(20.69°C)
66.73°F
(19.29°C)
2.52°F
(1.40°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1973
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2022
May 2020–Jan 2021
9-Month
69.71°F
(20.95°C)
67.42°F
(19.68°C)
2.29°F
(1.27°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1973
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2022
Apr 2020–Jan 2021
10-Month
69.10°F
(20.61°C)
67.02°F
(19.46°C)
2.08°F
(1.15°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918, 1973
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2022
Ties: 1934, 2017
Mar 2020–Jan 2021
11-Month
67.98°F
(19.99°C)
65.75°F
(18.75°C)
2.23°F
(1.24°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2013
Feb 2020–Jan 2021
12-Month
66.24°F
(19.02°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
2.25°F
(1.25°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2013
Aug 2019–Jan 2021
18-Month
64.97°F
(18.32°C)
62.98°F
(17.21°C)
1.99°F
(1.11°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1913
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2013
Feb 2019–Jan 2021
24-Month
65.27°F
(18.48°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.30°F
(0.72°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Feb 2018–Jan 2021
36-Month
65.19°F
(18.44°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.22°F
(0.68°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2018
Feb 2017–Jan 2021
48-Month
65.49°F
(18.61°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1918
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2019
Ties: 2009
Feb 2016–Jan 2021
60-Month
65.74°F
(18.74°C)
63.95°F
(17.75°C)
1.79°F
(0.99°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1907
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2021

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Maximum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 25, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/