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Minimum Temperature Rankings, October 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1948
1-Month
39.36°F
(4.09°C)
41.41°F
(5.23°C)
-2.05°F
(-1.14°C)
9th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Sep–Oct 1948
2-Month
45.74°F
(7.63°C)
46.66°F
(8.14°C)
-0.92°F
(-0.51°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Aug–Oct 1948
3-Month
50.02°F
(10.01°C)
50.79°F
(10.44°C)
-0.77°F
(-0.43°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
111th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jul–Oct 1948
4-Month
52.56°F
(11.42°C)
53.23°F
(11.79°C)
-0.67°F
(-0.37°C)
17th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
112th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1907, 1915
Jun–Oct 1948
5-Month
53.24°F
(11.80°C)
53.70°F
(12.06°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
28th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Oct 1948
6-Month
52.24°F
(11.24°C)
52.66°F
(11.48°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.24°C)
28th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Apr–Oct 1948
7-Month
50.59°F
(10.33°C)
50.65°F
(10.36°C)
-0.06°F
(-0.03°C)
50th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
79th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1970
Mar–Oct 1948
8-Month
47.70°F
(8.72°C)
48.08°F
(8.93°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1908
Feb–Oct 1948
9-Month
44.70°F
(7.06°C)
45.26°F
(7.37°C)
-0.56°F
(-0.31°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jan–Oct 1948
10-Month
41.91°F
(5.51°C)
42.71°F
(5.95°C)
-0.80°F
(-0.44°C)
14th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
115th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Dec 1947–Oct 1948
11-Month
40.18°F
(4.54°C)
40.89°F
(4.94°C)
-0.71°F
(-0.40°C)
17th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
111th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Nov 1947–Oct 1948
12-Month
39.22°F
(4.01°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.82°F
(-0.46°C)
11th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
117th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
May 1947–Oct 1948
18-Month
43.96°F
(6.64°C)
44.25°F
(6.81°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.17°C)
35th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
93rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Nov 1946–Oct 1948
24-Month
39.81°F
(4.34°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917, 1918
85th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1967
Nov 1945–Oct 1948
36-Month
39.93°F
(4.41°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
52nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
74th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1976
Nov 1944–Oct 1948
48-Month
39.95°F
(4.42°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.06°F
(-0.03°C)
51st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
74th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1982
Nov 1943–Oct 1948
60-Month
39.90°F
(4.39°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
47th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
77th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019, 2020

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