Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
61.09°F
(16.16°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.89°F
(0.49°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1917
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2018
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
56.98°F
(13.88°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1934
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
53.38°F
(11.88°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
2.46°F
(1.37°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1946
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
49.00°F
(9.44°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
2.35°F
(1.30°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1925 2012
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
46.13°F
(7.85°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
2.79°F
(1.55°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1934
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
43.24°F
(6.24°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
1.67°F
(0.92°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
42.71°F
(5.95°C)
41.59°F
(5.33°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
44.16°F
(6.76°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
1.00°F
(0.56°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
46.22°F
(7.90°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
48.70°F
(9.28°C)
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
51.01°F
(10.56°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
52.43°F
(11.35°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
48.94°F
(9.41°C)
48.54°F
(9.19°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2017
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
52.25°F
(11.25°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2017
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
52.09°F
(11.16°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2018
Ties: 1947
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
52.05°F
(11.14°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2018
Ties: 1932
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1920
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2019
Ties: 1932

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