Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
58.96°F
(14.98°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
-1.24°F
(-0.69°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2018
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
57.04°F
(13.91°C)
55.62°F
(13.12°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Ties: 1962, 2015
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
52.31°F
(11.28°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
1.39°F
(0.77°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
48.38°F
(9.10°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
1.74°F
(0.97°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
45.19°F
(7.33°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
1.85°F
(1.03°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
43.52°F
(6.40°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
1.95°F
(1.08°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
43.35°F
(6.31°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
1.75°F
(0.98°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1998
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
44.50°F
(6.94°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
1.34°F
(0.74°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
46.92°F
(8.29°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
49.51°F
(9.73°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
1.28°F
(0.71°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
51.89°F
(11.05°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
1.36°F
(0.76°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
53.30°F
(11.83°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.27°F
(0.70°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
49.48°F
(9.71°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
0.95°F
(0.53°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
52.66°F
(11.48°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.64°F
(0.36°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2018
Ties: 1922, 1948
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
51.88°F
(11.04°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.07°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
51.72°F
(10.96°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1920
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/