Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
47.14°F
(8.41°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2018
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
42.71°F
(5.95°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
38.52°F
(3.62°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
34.95°F
(1.64°C)
34.71°F
(1.51°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
30.78°F
(-0.68°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
-0.94°F
(-0.52°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
30.08°F
(-1.07°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.08°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
30.02°F
(-1.10°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
31.45°F
(-0.31°C)
31.67°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.13°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016, 2017
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
33.90°F
(1.06°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Ties: 1973
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
36.40°F
(2.44°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1898, 1922
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
38.65°F
(3.69°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
40.11°F
(4.51°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1902
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
36.95°F
(2.75°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
0.19°F
(0.11°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
40.25°F
(4.58°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.22°F
(0.12°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1975
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
40.57°F
(4.76°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.55°F
(0.30°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
40.36°F
(4.64°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2018
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
40.10°F
(4.50°C)
39.99°F
(4.44°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1920
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/