Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1974
1-Month
60.37°F
(15.76°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.17°F
(0.09°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2018
Apr–May 1974
2-Month
55.96°F
(13.31°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1934
Mar–May 1974
3-Month
52.10°F
(11.17°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
1.18°F
(0.66°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Feb–May 1974
4-Month
47.76°F
(8.76°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
1.12°F
(0.63°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jan–May 1974
5-Month
44.41°F
(6.89°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
1.07°F
(0.59°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Dec 1973–May 1974
6-Month
42.63°F
(5.91°C)
41.58°F
(5.32°C)
1.05°F
(0.59°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Nov 1973–May 1974
7-Month
42.67°F
(5.93°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
1.07°F
(0.60°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Oct 1973–May 1974
8-Month
44.34°F
(6.86°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
1.18°F
(0.66°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Sep 1973–May 1974
9-Month
46.57°F
(8.09°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
1.00°F
(0.55°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Aug 1973–May 1974
10-Month
49.18°F
(9.54°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
0.95°F
(0.52°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jul 1973–May 1974
11-Month
51.37°F
(10.76°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
0.84°F
(0.47°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jun 1973–May 1974
12-Month
52.83°F
(11.57°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.80°F
(0.44°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1989
Dec 1972–May 1974
18-Month
48.85°F
(9.36°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jun 1972–May 1974
24-Month
51.96°F
(11.09°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.06°F
(-0.03°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Jun 1971–May 1974
36-Month
52.08°F
(11.16°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.08°F
(0.05°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2018
Jun 1970–May 1974
48-Month
51.95°F
(11.08°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2018
Ties: 1960
Jun 1969–May 1974
60-Month
51.85°F
(11.03°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.07°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1920
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2019

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