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Minimum Temperature Rankings, March 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2016
1-Month
35.51°F
(1.95°C)
29.99°F
(-1.12°C)
5.52°F
(3.07°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1965
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Mar 2016
2-Month
31.81°F
(-0.11°C)
26.40°F
(-3.11°C)
5.41°F
(3.00°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Mar 2016
3-Month
28.74°F
(-1.81°C)
24.19°F
(-4.34°C)
4.55°F
(2.53°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 2015–Mar 2016
4-Month
28.86°F
(-1.74°C)
23.80°F
(-4.56°C)
5.06°F
(2.82°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Nov 2015–Mar 2016
5-Month
29.88°F
(-1.18°C)
25.18°F
(-3.79°C)
4.70°F
(2.61°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Oct 2015–Mar 2016
6-Month
32.46°F
(0.26°C)
27.89°F
(-2.28°C)
4.57°F
(2.54°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1899
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Sep 2015–Mar 2016
7-Month
35.79°F
(2.11°C)
31.32°F
(-0.38°C)
4.47°F
(2.49°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Aug 2015–Mar 2016
8-Month
38.83°F
(3.79°C)
34.79°F
(1.55°C)
4.04°F
(2.24°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Jul 2015–Mar 2016
9-Month
41.39°F
(5.22°C)
37.65°F
(3.14°C)
3.74°F
(2.08°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
2nd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2017
Jun 2015–Mar 2016
10-Month
43.15°F
(6.19°C)
39.44°F
(4.13°C)
3.71°F
(2.06°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
May 2015–Mar 2016
11-Month
43.70°F
(6.50°C)
40.18°F
(4.54°C)
3.52°F
(1.96°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Apr 2015–Mar 2016
12-Month
43.44°F
(6.36°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
3.40°F
(1.89°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Oct 2014–Mar 2016
18-Month
38.87°F
(3.82°C)
35.98°F
(2.21°C)
2.89°F
(1.61°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
2nd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2017
Apr 2014–Mar 2016
24-Month
42.48°F
(5.82°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
2.44°F
(1.35°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
3rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2017
Apr 2013–Mar 2016
36-Month
41.69°F
(5.38°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
1.68°F
(0.93°C)
115th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Apr 2012–Mar 2016
48-Month
41.69°F
(5.38°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
1.68°F
(0.93°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019
Apr 2011–Mar 2016
60-Month
41.87°F
(5.48°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
1.87°F
(1.04°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
7th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2020

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