Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, May 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2018
1-Month
78.40°F
(25.78°C)
72.96°F
(22.76°C)
5.44°F
(3.02°C)
123ʳᵈ Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1917
2ⁿᵈ Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1934
Apr–May 2018
2-Month
70.12°F
(21.18°C)
68.22°F
(20.12°C)
1.90°F
(1.06°C)
113ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
12ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1934
Ties: 1988
Mar–May 2018
3-Month
64.75°F
(18.19°C)
63.15°F
(17.31°C)
1.60°F
(0.88°C)
102ⁿᵈ Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
23ʳᵈ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Feb–May 2018
4-Month
60.22°F
(15.68°C)
58.56°F
(14.76°C)
1.66°F
(0.92°C)
101ˢᵗ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
24ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–May 2018
5-Month
56.81°F
(13.78°C)
54.95°F
(12.75°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
107ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
18ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2017–May 2018
6-Month
54.82°F
(12.68°C)
52.94°F
(11.63°C)
1.88°F
(1.05°C)
108ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
16ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1954
Nov 2017–May 2018
7-Month
55.01°F
(12.78°C)
52.91°F
(11.62°C)
2.10°F
(1.16°C)
113ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
11ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2000
Oct 2017–May 2018
8-Month
56.69°F
(13.72°C)
54.64°F
(12.58°C)
2.05°F
(1.14°C)
114ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
10ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2000
Sep 2017–May 2018
9-Month
59.14°F
(15.08°C)
57.22°F
(14.01°C)
1.92°F
(1.07°C)
114ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
10ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Aug 2017–May 2018
10-Month
61.65°F
(16.47°C)
60.00°F
(15.56°C)
1.65°F
(0.91°C)
114ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1912
10ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jul 2017–May 2018
11-Month
64.10°F
(17.83°C)
62.43°F
(16.91°C)
1.67°F
(0.92°C)
113ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1912
11ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jun 2017–May 2018
12-Month
65.70°F
(18.72°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
1.69°F
(0.94°C)
114ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
10ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2016–May 2018
18-Month
62.38°F
(16.88°C)
60.30°F
(15.72°C)
2.08°F
(1.16°C)
116ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
7ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jun 2016–May 2018
24-Month
66.26°F
(19.03°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
2.27°F
(1.26°C)
119ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1913
4ᵗʰ Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jun 2015–May 2018
36-Month
66.38°F
(19.10°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
2.40°F
(1.33°C)
121ˢᵗ Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1905
1ˢᵗ Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Jun 2014–May 2018
48-Month
66.01°F
(18.89°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
2.04°F
(1.13°C)
120ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1906
1ˢᵗ Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Jun 2013–May 2018
60-Month
65.65°F
(18.69°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.69°F
(0.93°C)
118ᵗʰ Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
2ⁿᵈ Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2016

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published December 2018, retrieved on December 13, 2018 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/