Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1939
1-Month
62.71°F
(17.06°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
2.51°F
(1.39°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Apr–May 1939
2-Month
57.12°F
(13.96°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
1.49°F
(0.83°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1907
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1934
Mar–May 1939
3-Month
52.25°F
(11.25°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Feb–May 1939
4-Month
46.68°F
(8.16°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
0.04°F
(0.03°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Jan–May 1939
5-Month
44.13°F
(6.74°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
0.79°F
(0.44°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Dec 1938–May 1939
6-Month
42.47°F
(5.82°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Nov 1938–May 1939
7-Month
42.11°F
(5.62°C)
41.59°F
(5.33°C)
0.52°F
(0.29°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Oct 1938–May 1939
8-Month
43.90°F
(6.61°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Sep 1938–May 1939
9-Month
46.43°F
(8.02°C)
45.58°F
(7.54°C)
0.85°F
(0.48°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Ties: 1938
Aug 1938–May 1939
10-Month
49.16°F
(9.53°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
0.93°F
(0.51°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Ties: 2008
Jul 1938–May 1939
11-Month
51.39°F
(10.77°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
0.86°F
(0.48°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Jun 1938–May 1939
12-Month
52.84°F
(11.58°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.81°F
(0.45°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Dec 1937–May 1939
18-Month
49.53°F
(9.74°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
1.00°F
(0.56°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1937–May 1939
24-Month
52.92°F
(11.62°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1936–May 1939
36-Month
52.60°F
(11.44°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.60°F
(0.33°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Jun 1935–May 1939
48-Month
52.25°F
(11.25°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.26°F
(0.14°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1918
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2018
Ties: 1997
Jun 1934–May 1939
60-Month
52.41°F
(11.34°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1920
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 1998

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2019, retrieved on June 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/