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, October 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 2021
1-Month
68.52°F
(20.29°C)
66.80°F
(19.33°C)
1.72°F
(0.96°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1925
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 1963
Sep–Oct 2021
2-Month
74.81°F
(23.78°C)
72.31°F
(22.39°C)
2.50°F
(1.39°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1925
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 1963
Aug–Oct 2021
3-Month
78.64°F
(25.91°C)
76.58°F
(24.77°C)
2.06°F
(1.14°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 1947
Jul–Oct 2021
4-Month
80.89°F
(27.16°C)
79.10°F
(26.17°C)
1.79°F
(0.99°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2011 1947
Jun–Oct 2021
5-Month
81.83°F
(27.68°C)
79.55°F
(26.42°C)
2.28°F
(1.26°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1931
May–Oct 2021
6-Month
80.34°F
(26.86°C)
78.46°F
(25.81°C)
1.88°F
(1.05°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1907
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1934
Apr–Oct 2021
7-Month
78.13°F
(25.63°C)
76.31°F
(24.62°C)
1.82°F
(1.01°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1907
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1934
Mar–Oct 2021
8-Month
75.60°F
(24.22°C)
73.40°F
(23.00°C)
2.20°F
(1.22°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Feb–Oct 2021
9-Month
71.73°F
(22.07°C)
70.23°F
(21.24°C)
1.50°F
(0.83°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Jan–Oct 2021
10-Month
68.96°F
(20.53°C)
67.26°F
(19.59°C)
1.70°F
(0.94°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Ties: 1953, 2015
Dec 2020–Oct 2021
11-Month
66.92°F
(19.40°C)
65.03°F
(18.35°C)
1.89°F
(1.05°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Nov 2020–Oct 2021
12-Month
66.20°F
(19.00°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
2.20°F
(1.22°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
May 2020–Oct 2021
18-Month
70.72°F
(21.51°C)
68.82°F
(20.46°C)
1.90°F
(1.05°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1912
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Nov 2019–Oct 2021
24-Month
66.00°F
(18.89°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
2.00°F
(1.11°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1913
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Nov 2018–Oct 2021
36-Month
65.26°F
(18.48°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.28°F
(0.71°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Nov 2017–Oct 2021
48-Month
65.35°F
(18.53°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.38°F
(0.77°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1915
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2018
Ties: 2000
Nov 2016–Oct 2021
60-Month
65.57°F
(18.65°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.60°F
(0.89°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2016

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Maximum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/