Climatological Rankings

NCDC added Alaska climate divisions to its nClimDiv dataset on Friday, March 6, 2015, coincident with the release of the February 2015 monthly monitoring report. For more information on this data, please visit the Alaska Climate Divisions FAQ.

Look up monthly U.S., Statewide, DivisionalClimate Divisions, and RegionalClimate Regions Temperature, Precipitation, Degree Days, and Palmer (Drought) rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 60-month, and Year-to-Date time periods. Data and statistics are as of January 1895.
Please note, Degree Days are not available for Alaska, Agricultural Belts, NWS Regions, and Cities; Palmer Indices are not available for Alaska, NWS Regions, and Cities.

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Contiguous U.S. Average Temperature Rankings, May 1916

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Period Avg Temp 20th Century
Average
Departure Rank Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1916
1-month period
59.31°F
(15.17°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
-0.89°F
(-0.50°C)
30ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 1915 1917
91ˢᵗ Warmest Warmest since: 1914 1934
Ties: 1920, 1960
Mar - May 1916
3-month period
50.57°F
(10.32°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.19°C)
47ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 1915 1917
74ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 1914 2012
Jan - May 1916
5-month period
42.59°F
(5.88°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
-0.75°F
(-0.42°C)
32ⁿᵈ Coolest Coolest since: 1913 1917
89ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 1915 2012
Jun 1915 - May 1916
12-month period
51.35°F
(10.75°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.68°F
(-0.38°C)
19ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 1913 1917
101ˢᵗ Warmest Warmest since: 1915 2012