Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1897
1-Month
61.18°F
(16.21°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2018
Ties: 1901, 1922
Apr–May 1897
2-Month
56.16°F
(13.42°C)
55.62°F
(13.12°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
74th Coolest Coolest to Date 1907
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 1934
Ties: 2019
Mar–May 1897
3-Month
50.37°F
(10.21°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
-0.55°F
(-0.30°C)
34th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1943
Feb–May 1897
4-Month
46.13°F
(7.85°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.29°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1919
Jan–May 1897
5-Month
42.54°F
(5.86°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
-0.80°F
(-0.44°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Dec 1896–May 1897
6-Month
41.37°F
(5.21°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
49th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Nov 1896–May 1897
7-Month
40.94°F
(4.97°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
-0.66°F
(-0.36°C)
27th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1949, 1970
Oct 1896–May 1897
8-Month
42.31°F
(5.73°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
-0.85°F
(-0.47°C)
21st Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Sep 1896–May 1897
9-Month
44.60°F
(7.00°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
-0.97°F
(-0.54°C)
13th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Aug 1896–May 1897
10-Month
47.37°F
(8.54°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
-0.86°F
(-0.48°C)
18th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jul 1896–May 1897
11-Month
49.76°F
(9.87°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
-0.77°F
(-0.42°C)
19th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jun 1896–May 1897
12-Month
51.44°F
(10.80°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.59°F
(-0.33°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1896, 1970
Dec 1895–May 1897
18-Month
48.24°F
(9.02°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
37th Coolest Coolest to Date 1918
87th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1919
Jun 1895–May 1897
24-Month
51.44°F
(10.80°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.58°F
(-0.32°C)
17th Coolest Coolest to Date 1918
107th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1952

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/