Climate at a Glance

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Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1896

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1896
1-Month
50.14°F
(10.08°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
2.70°F
(1.50°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1934
Apr–May 1896
2-Month
45.23°F
(7.35°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
2.20°F
(1.22°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1907
4th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Mar–May 1896
3-Month
39.03°F
(3.91°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
0.35°F
(0.20°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
56th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Feb–May 1896
4-Month
35.15°F
(1.75°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
48th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jan–May 1896
5-Month
32.42°F
(0.23°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
0.70°F
(0.39°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1945
Dec 1895–May 1896
6-Month
30.58°F
(-0.79°C)
30.22°F
(-0.99°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
75th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
52nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1895–May 1896
7-Month
30.24°F
(-0.98°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
59th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
68th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1939
Oct 1895–May 1896
8-Month
31.11°F
(-0.49°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.57°F
(-0.31°C)
26th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
101st Warmest Warmest to Date 2016, 2017
Sep 1895–May 1896
9-Month
33.47°F
(0.82°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
31st Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
96th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Aug 1895–May 1896
10-Month
35.95°F
(2.19°C)
36.43°F
(2.46°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
27th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
100th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1970
Jul 1895–May 1896
11-Month
38.01°F
(3.34°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
-0.62°F
(-0.34°C)
18th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
109th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1924, 1971
Jun 1895–May 1896
12-Month
39.40°F
(4.11°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.64°F
(-0.36°C)
16th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
111th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017

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