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 August 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, August 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 2021
1-Month
86.31°F
(30.17°C)
85.14°F
(29.52°C)
1.17°F
(0.65°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 2018 1927
29th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2011
Jul–Aug 2021
2-Month
86.98°F
(30.54°C)
85.91°F
(29.95°C)
1.07°F
(0.59°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1992
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 1936
Ties: 1938
Jun–Aug 2021
3-Month
86.52°F
(30.29°C)
84.39°F
(29.11°C)
2.13°F
(1.18°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1915
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1936
May–Aug 2021
4-Month
83.10°F
(28.39°C)
81.53°F
(27.52°C)
1.57°F
(0.87°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1915
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 1934
Apr–Aug 2021
5-Month
79.46°F
(26.37°C)
77.92°F
(25.51°C)
1.54°F
(0.86°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1907
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Mar–Aug 2021
6-Month
75.86°F
(24.37°C)
73.76°F
(23.20°C)
2.10°F
(1.17°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Feb–Aug 2021
7-Month
70.85°F
(21.58°C)
69.63°F
(20.91°C)
1.22°F
(0.67°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Ties: 1936
Jan–Aug 2021
8-Month
67.49°F
(19.72°C)
65.99°F
(18.88°C)
1.50°F
(0.84°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Dec 2020–Aug 2021
9-Month
65.17°F
(18.43°C)
63.42°F
(17.46°C)
1.75°F
(0.97°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Nov 2020–Aug 2021
10-Month
64.48°F
(18.04°C)
62.35°F
(16.86°C)
2.13°F
(1.18°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Oct 2020–Aug 2021
11-Month
64.71°F
(18.17°C)
62.76°F
(17.09°C)
1.95°F
(1.08°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Sep 2020–Aug 2021
12-Month
65.89°F
(18.83°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
1.88°F
(1.05°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 2018
Mar 2020–Aug 2021
18-Month
69.10°F
(20.61°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
1.84°F
(1.02°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1899
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Sep 2019–Aug 2021
24-Month
65.79°F
(18.77°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.80°F
(1.00°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1913
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Sep 2018–Aug 2021
36-Month
65.10°F
(18.39°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1905
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2018
Ties: 2020
Sep 2017–Aug 2021
48-Month
65.30°F
(18.50°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1915
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2018
Sep 2016–Aug 2021
60-Month
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.60°F
(0.88°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2020
Ties: 2003, 2022

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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 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/