Climatological Rankings

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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 Agricultural Belts

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Contiguous U.S. Temperature Rankings, May 1955


Coldest
110
13
Normal
13
110
Warmest

More information on Climatological Rankings

Period Temp 20th Century
Average
Departure Rank
(out of 120 years)
Record Warmest/Coldest
Since
May 1955
1-month period
61.29°F
(16.27°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
1.09°F
(0.60°C)
91st Coldest 1917 Coldest since: 1954
29th Warmest 1934 Warmest since: 1949
Mar - May 1955
3-month period
51.40°F
(10.78°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
79th Coldest 1917 Coldest since: 1954
41st Warmest 2012 Warmest since: 1949
Jan - May 1955
5-month period
42.92°F
(6.07°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.23°C)
42nd Coldest 1917 Coldest since: 1951
78th Warmest 2012 Warmest since: 1954
Jun 1954 - May 1955
12-month period
52.52°F
(11.40°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
87th Coldest 1917 Coldest since: 1952
32nd Warmest 2012 Warmest since: 1954