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Minimum Temperature Rankings, October 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
October 1998
1-Month
43.32°F
(6.29°C)
41.41°F
(5.23°C)
1.91°F
(1.06°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
18th Warmest
Warmest since:
1947
Sep–Oct 1998
2-Month
49.66°F
(9.81°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
3.01°F
(1.67°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
4th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Aug–Oct 1998
3-Month
53.47°F
(11.93°C)
50.79°F
(10.44°C)
2.68°F
(1.49°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
4th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Jul–Oct 1998
4-Month
55.82°F
(13.23°C)
53.22°F
(11.79°C)
2.60°F
(1.44°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
3rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2021
Jun–Oct 1998
5-Month
55.84°F
(13.24°C)
53.71°F
(12.06°C)
2.13°F
(1.18°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
6th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2021
May–Oct 1998
6-Month
54.83°F
(12.68°C)
52.66°F
(11.48°C)
2.17°F
(1.20°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
6th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Apr–Oct 1998
7-Month
52.52°F
(11.40°C)
50.66°F
(10.37°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
6th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Mar–Oct 1998
8-Month
49.81°F
(9.89°C)
48.07°F
(8.93°C)
1.74°F
(0.96°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
9th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Ties: 2020
Feb–Oct 1998
9-Month
47.56°F
(8.64°C)
45.26°F
(7.37°C)
2.30°F
(1.27°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
4th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Jan–Oct 1998
10-Month
45.37°F
(7.43°C)
42.71°F
(5.95°C)
2.66°F
(1.48°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
4th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Dec 1997–Oct 1998
11-Month
43.52°F
(6.40°C)
40.90°F
(4.94°C)
2.62°F
(1.46°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
3rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Nov 1997–Oct 1998
12-Month
42.46°F
(5.81°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
2.42°F
(1.34°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
4th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
May 1997–Oct 1998
18-Month
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
44.24°F
(6.80°C)
1.73°F
(0.96°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
11th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Nov 1996–Oct 1998
24-Month
41.49°F
(5.27°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
1.45°F
(0.80°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917, 1918
16th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2017
Nov 1995–Oct 1998
36-Month
41.02°F
(5.01°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
1.00°F
(0.55°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
23rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Nov 1994–Oct 1998
48-Month
41.10°F
(5.06°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
1.10°F
(0.62°C)
102nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
23rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018
Nov 1993–Oct 1998
60-Month
40.96°F
(4.98°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.96°F
(0.54°C)
99th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
25th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2019, 2020

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