Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
47.61°F
(8.67°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
0.17°F
(0.09°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Ties: 1978
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
43.50°F
(6.39°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1907
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
40.28°F
(4.60°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
1.60°F
(0.89°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1910 2012
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
1.93°F
(1.07°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
12th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
33.75°F
(0.97°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
2.03°F
(1.13°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
32.04°F
(0.02°C)
30.22°F
(-0.99°C)
1.82°F
(1.01°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
31.74°F
(-0.14°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
1.46°F
(0.82°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
32.96°F
(0.53°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
1.28°F
(0.71°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2016, 2017
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
35.11°F
(1.73°C)
33.93°F
(1.07°C)
1.18°F
(0.66°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2016
Ties: 2007
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
37.70°F
(3.17°C)
36.43°F
(2.46°C)
1.27°F
(0.71°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2017
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
39.85°F
(4.36°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
1.22°F
(0.68°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2017
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
41.21°F
(5.12°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
1.16°F
(0.65°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2017
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
37.18°F
(2.88°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
0.42°F
(0.24°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1955
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
40.47°F
(4.71°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.44°F
(0.25°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.02°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2017
Ties: 1946, 1947
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
40.26°F
(4.59°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.26°F
(0.15°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1918
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
40.49°F
(4.72°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.49°F
(0.28°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1920
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/