Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of July 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2016
1-Month
60.33°F
(15.74°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2018
Apr–May 2016
2-Month
56.76°F
(13.76°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
1.13°F
(0.63°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1907
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 1934
Ties: 1998
Mar–May 2016
3-Month
53.67°F
(12.04°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
2.75°F
(1.53°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Feb–May 2016
4-Month
50.12°F
(10.07°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
3.48°F
(1.94°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jan–May 2016
5-Month
46.54°F
(8.08°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
3.20°F
(1.78°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Dec 2015–May 2016
6-Month
45.23°F
(7.35°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
3.66°F
(2.03°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Nov 2015–May 2016
7-Month
45.14°F
(7.30°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
3.54°F
(1.97°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Oct 2015–May 2016
8-Month
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
3.49°F
(1.94°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Sep 2015–May 2016
9-Month
49.08°F
(9.49°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
3.51°F
(1.95°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Aug 2015–May 2016
10-Month
51.47°F
(10.82°C)
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
3.25°F
(1.81°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jul 2015–May 2016
11-Month
53.51°F
(11.95°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
2.98°F
(1.66°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jun 2015–May 2016
12-Month
55.00°F
(12.78°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
2.97°F
(1.65°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Dec 2014–May 2016
18-Month
51.24°F
(10.69°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
2.71°F
(1.51°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1918
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 2014–May 2016
24-Month
54.16°F
(12.31°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
2.14°F
(1.19°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1918
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2017
Jun 2013–May 2016
36-Month
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.52°F
(0.85°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1918
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2018
Jun 2012–May 2016
48-Month
53.47°F
(11.93°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.48°F
(0.82°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1918
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2018
Jun 2011–May 2016
60-Month
53.83°F
(12.13°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
1.85°F
(1.03°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1920
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/