Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
60.53°F
(15.85°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2018
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
55.67°F
(13.15°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
0.04°F
(0.02°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1934
Ties: 1927
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
51.79°F
(10.99°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
47.23°F
(8.46°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
0.59°F
(0.33°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
43.77°F
(6.54°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
42.14°F
(5.63°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
0.57°F
(0.31°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
42.06°F
(5.59°C)
41.59°F
(5.33°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
43.69°F
(6.49°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
0.53°F
(0.29°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
45.98°F
(7.77°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
48.59°F
(9.22°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1955
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
50.75°F
(10.42°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
0.22°F
(0.13°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
52.31°F
(11.28°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.28°F
(0.15°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1961
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
48.46°F
(9.14°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
51.94°F
(11.08°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.04°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
51.77°F
(10.98°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2018
Ties: 1926, 1949
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
51.62°F
(10.90°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2018
Ties: 1978
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
51.58°F
(10.88°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1920
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/