Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1987
1-Month
62.96°F
(17.20°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
2.76°F
(1.53°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Apr–May 1987
2-Month
58.24°F
(14.58°C)
55.62°F
(13.12°C)
2.62°F
(1.46°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1934
Mar–May 1987
3-Month
53.02°F
(11.68°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
2.10°F
(1.17°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2012
Feb–May 1987
4-Month
49.11°F
(9.51°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
2.47°F
(1.38°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1925 2012
Jan–May 1987
5-Month
45.58°F
(7.54°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
2.24°F
(1.24°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2012
Dec 1986–May 1987
6-Month
43.72°F
(6.51°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
2.15°F
(1.19°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Nov 1986–May 1987
7-Month
43.39°F
(6.33°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
1.79°F
(1.00°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Oct 1986–May 1987
8-Month
44.72°F
(7.07°C)
43.17°F
(6.21°C)
1.55°F
(0.86°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Sep 1986–May 1987
9-Month
46.82°F
(8.23°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
1.25°F
(0.69°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Aug 1986–May 1987
10-Month
49.32°F
(9.62°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
1.09°F
(0.60°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jul 1986–May 1987
11-Month
51.51°F
(10.84°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
0.98°F
(0.55°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jun 1986–May 1987
12-Month
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.06°F
(0.59°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 2003
Dec 1985–May 1987
18-Month
49.81°F
(9.89°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
1.28°F
(0.71°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1918
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Jun 1985–May 1987
24-Month
52.76°F
(11.53°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1918
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1932
Jun 1984–May 1987
36-Month
52.53°F
(11.41°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.53°F
(0.30°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1918
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2018
Jun 1983–May 1987
48-Month
52.34°F
(11.30°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.35°F
(0.19°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1918
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2018
Jun 1982–May 1987
60-Month
52.26°F
(11.26°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.28°F
(0.16°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1920
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1944

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/