Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
59.85°F
(15.47°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.20°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
55.79°F
(13.22°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 1934
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
52.20°F
(11.22°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
1.28°F
(0.71°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
48.15°F
(8.97°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
1.50°F
(0.83°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
44.95°F
(7.19°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
1.61°F
(0.89°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
42.90°F
(6.06°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1953
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
42.61°F
(5.89°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
44.02°F
(6.68°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
0.86°F
(0.48°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
46.43°F
(8.02°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
0.86°F
(0.48°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1939
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
49.25°F
(9.58°C)
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
1.03°F
(0.57°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1921
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
51.55°F
(10.86°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
1.02°F
(0.57°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
52.99°F
(11.66°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
48.77°F
(9.32°C)
48.54°F
(9.19°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
52.48°F
(11.38°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.46°F
(0.26°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
52.05°F
(11.14°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.05°F
(0.03°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1918
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
52.30°F
(11.28°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.31°F
(0.17°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1918
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
52.69°F
(11.49°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.71°F
(0.39°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1920
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2019
Ties: 1990

Citing This Page

  • 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/