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Minimum Temperature Rankings, January 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1970
1-Month
17.04°F
(-8.31°C)
19.75°F
(-6.81°C)
-2.71°F
(-1.50°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
107th Warmest
Warmest since:
2006
Dec 1969–Jan 1970
2-Month
20.42°F
(-6.43°C)
21.20°F
(-6.00°C)
-0.78°F
(-0.43°C)
36th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
92nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2020
Ties: 1985
Nov 1969–Jan 1970
3-Month
23.62°F
(-4.66°C)
24.37°F
(-4.24°C)
-0.75°F
(-0.42°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Oct 1969–Jan 1970
4-Month
27.70°F
(-2.39°C)
28.63°F
(-1.87°C)
-0.93°F
(-0.52°C)
21st Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
107th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 2001
Sep 1969–Jan 1970
5-Month
32.74°F
(0.41°C)
33.29°F
(0.72°C)
-0.55°F
(-0.31°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Aug 1969–Jan 1970
6-Month
37.21°F
(2.89°C)
37.58°F
(3.10°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
36th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
92nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jul 1969–Jan 1970
7-Month
40.67°F
(4.82°C)
40.86°F
(4.92°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
41st Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1898, 1903
Jun 1969–Jan 1970
8-Month
42.40°F
(5.78°C)
42.71°F
(5.95°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
32nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
96th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1909
May 1969–Jan 1970
9-Month
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
43.23°F
(6.24°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
90th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1957
Apr 1969–Jan 1970
10-Month
42.72°F
(5.96°C)
42.77°F
(5.98°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.02°C)
47th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
81st Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1944
Mar 1969–Jan 1970
11-Month
41.07°F
(5.04°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
-0.53°F
(-0.29°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
104th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1968
Feb 1969–Jan 1970
12-Month
39.58°F
(4.21°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1948, 1963
Aug 1968–Jan 1970
18-Month
38.72°F
(3.73°C)
39.22°F
(4.01°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Feb 1968–Jan 1970
24-Month
39.56°F
(4.20°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1926
Feb 1967–Jan 1970
36-Month
39.50°F
(4.17°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.51°F
(-0.28°C)
16th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1913
Feb 1966–Jan 1970
48-Month
39.58°F
(4.21°C)
39.99°F
(4.44°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
19th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019
Ties: 1927, 1971
Feb 1965–Jan 1970
60-Month
39.56°F
(4.20°C)
39.99°F
(4.44°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
15th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
109th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020
Ties: 1913, 1914

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