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Minimum Temperature Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
12.58°F
(-10.79°C)
19.75°F
(-6.81°C)
-7.17°F
(-3.98°C)
2nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
127th Warmest
Warmest since:
2006
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
15.98°F
(-8.90°C)
21.20°F
(-6.00°C)
-5.22°F
(-2.90°C)
3rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
125th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
21.02°F
(-6.10°C)
24.37°F
(-4.24°C)
-3.35°F
(-1.86°C)
4th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
124th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
25.88°F
(-3.40°C)
28.64°F
(-1.87°C)
-2.76°F
(-1.53°C)
4th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
124th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
31.38°F
(-0.34°C)
33.29°F
(0.72°C)
-1.91°F
(-1.06°C)
6th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
122nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
35.95°F
(2.19°C)
37.59°F
(3.11°C)
-1.64°F
(-0.92°C)
8th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
39.48°F
(4.16°C)
40.86°F
(4.92°C)
-1.38°F
(-0.76°C)
8th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
41.52°F
(5.29°C)
42.71°F
(5.95°C)
-1.19°F
(-0.66°C)
7th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
121st Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
42.19°F
(5.66°C)
43.23°F
(6.24°C)
-1.04°F
(-0.58°C)
8th Coolest
Coolest since:
1977
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
41.95°F
(5.53°C)
42.77°F
(5.98°C)
-0.82°F
(-0.45°C)
15th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
113th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
40.85°F
(4.92°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
-0.75°F
(-0.41°C)
13th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
115th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
38.96°F
(3.87°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-1.07°F
(-0.59°C)
9th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
119th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
38.61°F
(3.67°C)
39.22°F
(4.01°C)
-0.61°F
(-0.34°C)
17th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
39.92°F
(4.40°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.06°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
74th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
39.41°F
(4.12°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.60°F
(-0.33°C)
10th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
116th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
39.43°F
(4.13°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.57°F
(-0.31°C)
8th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
117th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
39.59°F
(4.22°C)
39.99°F
(4.44°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020
Ties: 1915

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