Climate at a Glance

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Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1898
1-Month
47.82°F
(8.79°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
0.38°F
(0.21°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2018
Apr–May 1898
2-Month
42.94°F
(6.08°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
47th Coolest Coolest to Date 1907
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1897 2012
Mar–May 1898
3-Month
38.54°F
(3.63°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Feb–May 1898
4-Month
34.90°F
(1.61°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
0.18°F
(0.10°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jan–May 1898
5-Month
32.03°F
(0.02°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
0.31°F
(0.18°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Dec 1897–May 1898
6-Month
30.17°F
(-1.02°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
58th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 2012
Nov 1897–May 1898
7-Month
30.07°F
(-1.07°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.21°F
(-0.11°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 2012
Ties: 1897, 1996
Oct 1897–May 1898
8-Month
31.63°F
(-0.21°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
66th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016, 2017
Sep 1897–May 1898
9-Month
33.98°F
(1.10°C)
33.93°F
(1.07°C)
0.05°F
(0.03°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
64th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Ties: 1928
Aug 1897–May 1898
10-Month
36.40°F
(2.44°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
70th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1922, 1940
Jul 1897–May 1898
11-Month
38.57°F
(3.65°C)
38.62°F
(3.68°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
71st Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1897–May 1898
12-Month
39.97°F
(4.43°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.04°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
75th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Dec 1896–May 1898
18-Month
36.77°F
(2.65°C)
36.75°F
(2.64°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1918
67th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1896–May 1898
24-Month
39.89°F
(4.38°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1918
75th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1895–May 1898
36-Month
39.73°F
(4.29°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.17°C)
36th Coolest Coolest to Date 1918
89th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/