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U.S. average monthly temperature 2017-2020

In the United States, the average temperature in January 2020 was 35.51 degrees Fahrenheit (1.95 degrees Celsius).

Temperatures in the United States

The United States, the fourth largest country in the world, has extremely diverse climates across its expansive landmass. On the continental U.S., the southern regions face warm to extremely hot temperatures all year round, the Pacific Northwest tends to deal with rainy weather, the Mid-Atlantic sees all four seasons, and New England experiences the coldest winters in the country. The country has experienced an increase of the daily minimum temperatures since 1970. El Paso, Texas, saw the highest increase of warm nights over 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius). Consequently, the average annual temperature in the United States has seen a recent spike in recent years.

Climate Change

The entire world has seen changes in their average temperature as a result of climate change. Climate change occurs due to increased levels of greenhouse gases which acts to trap heat in the atmosphere, preventing it from leaving the Earth. Greenhouse gases are emitted from various sectors but most prominently, from burning fossil fuels. Climate change has significantly affected the average temperature across countries worldwide. In the United States, an increasing number of people have stated that they have personally experienced the effects of climate change. Not only are there environmental consequences due to climate change, there are also economic consequences. In 2018, extreme temperatures in the United States caused about 150 million U.S. dollars in economic damage. These economic ramifications occur for several reasons, which include higher temperature, changes in regional precipitation, and the rising sea levels.

Average monthly temperature in the U.S. from January 2017 to August 2020

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Survey time period

January 2017 to August 2020

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To obtain results, select: Parameter - Average Temperature; Time Scale - All Months.

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