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Minimum Temperature Rankings, October 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1962
1-Month
43.77°F
(6.54°C)
41.41°F
(5.23°C)
2.36°F
(1.31°C)
115th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
14th Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Sep–Oct 1962
2-Month
47.54°F
(8.63°C)
46.66°F
(8.14°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
95th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
34th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1921, 2000, 2011
Aug–Oct 1962
3-Month
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
50.79°F
(10.44°C)
0.31°F
(0.17°C)
71st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
58th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jul–Oct 1962
4-Month
53.11°F
(11.73°C)
53.23°F
(11.79°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.06°C)
52nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
77th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Oct 1962
5-Month
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
53.70°F
(12.06°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
43rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1906, 1982
May–Oct 1962
6-Month
52.86°F
(11.59°C)
52.66°F
(11.48°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
68th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
61st Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1984
Apr–Oct 1962
7-Month
50.84°F
(10.47°C)
50.65°F
(10.36°C)
0.19°F
(0.11°C)
65th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
64th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Mar–Oct 1962
8-Month
47.85°F
(8.81°C)
48.07°F
(8.93°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Feb–Oct 1962
9-Month
45.22°F
(7.34°C)
45.27°F
(7.37°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
76th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1936
Jan–Oct 1962
10-Month
42.31°F
(5.73°C)
42.72°F
(5.96°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
96th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Dec 1961–Oct 1962
11-Month
40.42°F
(4.68°C)
40.90°F
(4.94°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.26°C)
28th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1971, 1978
Nov 1961–Oct 1962
12-Month
39.56°F
(4.20°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
26th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
102nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1968
May 1961–Oct 1962
18-Month
43.81°F
(6.56°C)
44.25°F
(6.81°C)
-0.44°F
(-0.25°C)
25th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
103rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Nov 1960–Oct 1962
24-Month
39.73°F
(4.29°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.18°C)
35th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917, 1918
92nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Nov 1959–Oct 1962
36-Month
39.66°F
(4.26°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
25th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1964, 1967
Nov 1958–Oct 1962
48-Month
39.76°F
(4.31°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
35th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
90th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1908
Nov 1957–Oct 1962
60-Month
39.91°F
(4.39°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
48th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
76th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019, 2020
Ties: 1949, 1982

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