Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
60.85°F
(16.03°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2018
Ties: 2013
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
55.54°F
(13.08°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1934
Ties: 1947, 2011
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
50.87°F
(10.48°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 2019
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
46.61°F
(8.12°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.01°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
42.06°F
(5.59°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
-1.28°F
(-0.71°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
41.33°F
(5.18°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.14°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
41.47°F
(5.26°C)
41.59°F
(5.33°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.07°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
43.13°F
(6.18°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
45.82°F
(7.68°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1980
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
48.50°F
(9.17°C)
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
0.28°F
(0.16°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1996
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
50.90°F
(10.50°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
0.37°F
(0.21°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
52.40°F
(11.33°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.37°F
(0.20°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
49.09°F
(9.49°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
52.62°F
(11.46°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.60°F
(0.34°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1989
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
52.74°F
(11.52°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
52.55°F
(11.42°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
52.28°F
(11.27°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.30°F
(0.17°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1920
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2019, retrieved on June 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/