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Minimum Temperature Rankings, October 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1953
1-Month
42.08°F
(5.60°C)
41.41°F
(5.23°C)
0.67°F
(0.37°C)
83rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
46th Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Sep–Oct 1953
2-Month
46.51°F
(8.06°C)
46.66°F
(8.14°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.08°C)
51st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
78th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Aug–Oct 1953
3-Month
50.55°F
(10.31°C)
50.79°F
(10.44°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.13°C)
44th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
85th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jul–Oct 1953
4-Month
53.13°F
(11.74°C)
53.23°F
(11.79°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
76th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Oct 1953
5-Month
53.90°F
(12.17°C)
53.71°F
(12.06°C)
0.19°F
(0.11°C)
68th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
61st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Oct 1953
6-Month
52.75°F
(11.53°C)
52.67°F
(11.48°C)
0.08°F
(0.05°C)
55th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
74th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Apr–Oct 1953
7-Month
50.46°F
(10.26°C)
50.65°F
(10.36°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
40th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
89th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1992
Mar–Oct 1953
8-Month
48.17°F
(8.98°C)
48.07°F
(8.93°C)
0.10°F
(0.05°C)
59th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
70th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Feb–Oct 1953
9-Month
45.54°F
(7.52°C)
45.26°F
(7.37°C)
0.28°F
(0.15°C)
74th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
55th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jan–Oct 1953
10-Month
43.59°F
(6.44°C)
42.71°F
(5.95°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
92nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
37th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Dec 1952–Oct 1953
11-Month
41.82°F
(5.46°C)
40.89°F
(4.94°C)
0.93°F
(0.52°C)
94th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
34th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Nov 1952–Oct 1953
12-Month
40.70°F
(4.83°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.66°F
(0.36°C)
90th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
38th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
May 1952–Oct 1953
18-Month
44.54°F
(6.97°C)
44.25°F
(6.81°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
75th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
53rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1940
Nov 1951–Oct 1953
24-Month
40.10°F
(4.50°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
62nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917, 1918
65th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1936, 1946
Nov 1950–Oct 1953
36-Month
39.82°F
(4.34°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.12°C)
40th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1916
Nov 1949–Oct 1953
48-Month
39.73°F
(4.29°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.16°C)
32nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
93rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1972, 1978
Nov 1948–Oct 1953
60-Month
39.74°F
(4.30°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019, 2020

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