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Minimum Temperature Rankings, March 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1971
1-Month
27.73°F
(-2.37°C)
29.99°F
(-1.12°C)
-2.26°F
(-1.25°C)
26th Coolest
Coolest since:
1965
103rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Mar 1971
2-Month
25.04°F
(-3.87°C)
26.40°F
(-3.11°C)
-1.36°F
(-0.76°C)
31st Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Mar 1971
3-Month
22.97°F
(-5.02°C)
24.18°F
(-4.34°C)
-1.21°F
(-0.68°C)
35th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1970–Mar 1971
4-Month
23.00°F
(-5.00°C)
23.81°F
(-4.55°C)
-0.81°F
(-0.45°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1902, 1982
Nov 1970–Mar 1971
5-Month
24.55°F
(-4.14°C)
25.18°F
(-3.79°C)
-0.63°F
(-0.35°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Oct 1970–Mar 1971
6-Month
27.20°F
(-2.67°C)
27.89°F
(-2.28°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.39°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Sep 1970–Mar 1971
7-Month
30.73°F
(-0.71°C)
31.32°F
(-0.38°C)
-0.59°F
(-0.33°C)
28th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1915
Aug 1970–Mar 1971
8-Month
34.38°F
(1.32°C)
34.79°F
(1.55°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
90th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1903
Jul 1970–Mar 1971
9-Month
37.30°F
(2.94°C)
37.65°F
(3.14°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.20°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
89th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1970
Jun 1970–Mar 1971
10-Month
39.16°F
(3.98°C)
39.44°F
(4.13°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.15°C)
43rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
85th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
May 1970–Mar 1971
11-Month
39.94°F
(4.41°C)
40.17°F
(4.54°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1964
Apr 1970–Mar 1971
12-Month
39.74°F
(4.30°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1903
Oct 1969–Mar 1971
18-Month
35.48°F
(1.93°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
25th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
102nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Apr 1969–Mar 1971
24-Month
39.80°F
(4.33°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.14°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
93rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1911, 1916, 1948
Apr 1968–Mar 1971
36-Month
39.56°F
(4.20°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
21st Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1910
Apr 1967–Mar 1971
48-Month
39.53°F
(4.18°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
14th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
111th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019
Ties: 1912
Apr 1966–Mar 1971
60-Month
39.61°F
(4.23°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.21°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
104th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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