Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1978
1-Month
59.74°F
(15.41°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Apr–May 1978
2-Month
55.66°F
(13.14°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
0.03°F
(0.01°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1907
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Mar–May 1978
3-Month
50.88°F
(10.49°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1917
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–May 1978
4-Month
45.16°F
(7.31°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
-1.49°F
(-0.83°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1917
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1965
Jan–May 1978
5-Month
41.30°F
(5.17°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
-2.04°F
(-1.13°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1977–May 1978
6-Month
39.96°F
(4.42°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
-1.61°F
(-0.90°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1929
Nov 1977–May 1978
7-Month
40.38°F
(4.66°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
-1.22°F
(-0.67°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Oct 1977–May 1978
8-Month
42.08°F
(5.60°C)
43.17°F
(6.21°C)
-1.09°F
(-0.61°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1924, 1973
Sep 1977–May 1978
9-Month
44.73°F
(7.07°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
-0.84°F
(-0.47°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1933
Aug 1977–May 1978
10-Month
47.43°F
(8.57°C)
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
-0.79°F
(-0.44°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1903
Jul 1977–May 1978
11-Month
49.89°F
(9.94°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
-0.64°F
(-0.35°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Jun 1977–May 1978
12-Month
51.59°F
(10.88°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.44°F
(-0.25°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Dec 1976–May 1978
18-Month
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1968
Jun 1976–May 1978
24-Month
51.34°F
(10.74°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.68°F
(-0.38°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jun 1975–May 1978
36-Month
51.72°F
(10.96°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2018
Jun 1974–May 1978
48-Month
51.62°F
(10.90°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1972
Jun 1973–May 1978
60-Month
51.86°F
(11.03°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.07°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1920
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2019
Ties: 1924

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