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 May 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2021
1-Month
60.35°F
(15.75°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.15°F
(0.08°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
65th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2018
Ties: 1975
Apr–May 2021
2-Month
56.10°F
(13.39°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1907
57th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1934
Mar–May 2021
3-Month
52.57°F
(11.43°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
1.65°F
(0.92°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Feb–May 2021
4-Month
47.08°F
(8.38°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
0.44°F
(0.25°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Jan–May 2021
5-Month
44.58°F
(6.99°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
1.24°F
(0.69°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Dec 2020–May 2021
6-Month
43.10°F
(6.17°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Nov 2020–May 2021
7-Month
43.56°F
(6.42°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
1.96°F
(1.09°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Ties: 2007
Oct 2020–May 2021
8-Month
44.90°F
(7.17°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
1.74°F
(0.97°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Ties: 2020
Sep 2020–May 2021
9-Month
47.23°F
(8.46°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
1.66°F
(0.92°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Ties: 2004
Aug 2020–May 2021
10-Month
49.98°F
(9.99°C)
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
1.76°F
(0.98°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Jul 2020–May 2021
11-Month
52.31°F
(11.28°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
1.78°F
(0.99°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2012
Jun 2020–May 2021
12-Month
53.81°F
(12.12°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.78°F
(0.99°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2019–May 2021
18-Month
50.65°F
(10.36°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
2.12°F
(1.18°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun 2019–May 2021
24-Month
53.77°F
(12.09°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.75°F
(0.97°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun 2018–May 2021
36-Month
53.46°F
(11.92°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.46°F
(0.81°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Jun 2017–May 2021
48-Month
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2018
Ties: 2006
Jun 2016–May 2021
60-Month
53.84°F
(12.13°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1920
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on June 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/