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Minimum Temperature Rankings, August 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1970
1-Month
59.90°F
(15.50°C)
59.06°F
(15.03°C)
0.84°F
(0.47°C)
93rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1950
36th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Jul–Aug 1970
2-Month
60.30°F
(15.72°C)
59.79°F
(15.44°C)
0.51°F
(0.28°C)
85th Coolest
Coolest since:
1950
44th Warmest
Warmest since:
2022
Ties: 1981
Jun–Aug 1970
3-Month
58.84°F
(14.91°C)
58.40°F
(14.67°C)
0.44°F
(0.24°C)
77th Coolest
Coolest since:
1915
52nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Aug 1970
4-Month
56.06°F
(13.37°C)
55.66°F
(13.14°C)
0.40°F
(0.23°C)
76th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
53rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Apr–Aug 1970
5-Month
52.35°F
(11.31°C)
52.25°F
(11.25°C)
0.10°F
(0.06°C)
57th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
72nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–Aug 1970
6-Month
48.25°F
(9.03°C)
48.55°F
(9.19°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.16°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
92nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1927
Feb–Aug 1970
7-Month
44.69°F
(7.05°C)
44.87°F
(7.15°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
49th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
80th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Aug 1970
8-Month
41.23°F
(5.13°C)
41.73°F
(5.41°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
96th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1936, 1940
Dec 1969–Aug 1970
9-Month
39.29°F
(4.05°C)
39.61°F
(4.23°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
89th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1969–Aug 1970
10-Month
38.36°F
(3.53°C)
38.71°F
(3.73°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.20°C)
35th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
93rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Oct 1969–Aug 1970
11-Month
38.51°F
(3.62°C)
38.97°F
(3.87°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.25°C)
29th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
99th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Sep 1969–Aug 1970
12-Month
39.71°F
(4.28°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
-0.34°F
(-0.19°C)
36th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
92nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Mar 1969–Aug 1970
18-Month
42.48°F
(5.82°C)
42.88°F
(6.04°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Sep 1968–Aug 1970
24-Month
39.63°F
(4.24°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
29th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1963
Sep 1967–Aug 1970
36-Month
39.59°F
(4.22°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
19th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
107th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Sep 1966–Aug 1970
48-Month
39.65°F
(4.25°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
103rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1950, 1978
Sep 1965–Aug 1970
60-Month
39.67°F
(4.26°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.33°F
(-0.18°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020
Ties: 1900, 1972

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