Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1902

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1902
1-Month
49.57°F
(9.76°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
2.13°F
(1.18°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2018
Ties: 1962
Apr–May 1902
2-Month
43.94°F
(6.63°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
0.91°F
(0.50°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1907
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Mar–May 1902
3-Month
39.55°F
(4.19°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1917
34th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Feb–May 1902
4-Month
34.93°F
(1.63°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1917
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jan–May 1902
5-Month
31.78°F
(-0.12°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
0.06°F
(0.04°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1917
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Dec 1901–May 1902
6-Month
29.98°F
(-1.12°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1996
Nov 1901–May 1902
7-Month
29.98°F
(-1.12°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.16°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2012
Ties: 1922
Oct 1901–May 1902
8-Month
31.53°F
(-0.26°C)
31.67°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2016, 2017
Ties: 1975
Sep 1901–May 1902
9-Month
33.67°F
(0.93°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1917
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2016
Aug 1901–May 1902
10-Month
36.33°F
(2.41°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.06°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1917
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2017
Jul 1901–May 1902
11-Month
38.71°F
(3.73°C)
38.62°F
(3.68°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1917
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2017
Ties: 1945
Jun 1901–May 1902
12-Month
40.11°F
(4.51°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
0.06°F
(0.04°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1917
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2017
Ties: 1940
Dec 1900–May 1902
18-Month
36.69°F
(2.61°C)
36.75°F
(2.64°C)
-0.06°F
(-0.03°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2017
Jun 1900–May 1902
24-Month
40.27°F
(4.59°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.23°F
(0.12°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1918
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1901 2017
Jun 1899–May 1902
36-Month
40.29°F
(4.61°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1918
53rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1898–May 1902
48-Month
39.81°F
(4.34°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1918
86th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1949, 1962
Jun 1897–May 1902
60-Month
39.84°F
(4.36°C)
39.99°F
(4.44°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.08°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1901 1920
81st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020
Ties: 1977

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