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 December 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2020
1-Month
60.89°F
(16.05°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.69°F
(0.38°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2018
Ties: 1993
Apr–May 2020
2-Month
55.88°F
(13.27°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1907
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1934
Mar–May 2020
3-Month
52.61°F
(11.45°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
1.69°F
(0.94°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1991, 1994
Feb–May 2020
4-Month
48.50°F
(9.17°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
1.85°F
(1.03°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–May 2020
5-Month
45.90°F
(7.72°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
2.56°F
(1.42°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2019–May 2020
6-Month
44.32°F
(6.84°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
2.75°F
(1.52°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Nov 2019–May 2020
7-Month
43.87°F
(6.59°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
2.27°F
(1.26°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Oct 2019–May 2020
8-Month
44.89°F
(7.16°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
1.73°F
(0.96°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Sep 2019–May 2020
9-Month
47.50°F
(8.61°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
1.93°F
(1.07°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Aug 2019–May 2020
10-Month
50.13°F
(10.07°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
1.90°F
(1.05°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jul 2019–May 2020
11-Month
52.35°F
(11.31°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
1.82°F
(1.02°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jun 2019–May 2020
12-Month
53.72°F
(12.07°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.69°F
(0.94°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2018–May 2020
18-Month
49.84°F
(9.91°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
1.31°F
(0.73°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1918
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun 2018–May 2020
24-Month
53.29°F
(11.83°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.27°F
(0.71°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1918
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun 2017–May 2020
36-Month
53.42°F
(11.90°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1918
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Jun 2016–May 2020
48-Month
53.85°F
(12.14°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Jun 2015–May 2020
60-Month
54.08°F
(12.27°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
2.10°F
(1.17°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1920
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/