Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1942
1-Month
46.63°F
(8.13°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
-0.81°F
(-0.45°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2018
Ties: 1950
Apr–May 1942
2-Month
43.46°F
(6.37°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1907
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Mar–May 1942
3-Month
38.86°F
(3.81°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
0.18°F
(0.10°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Feb–May 1942
4-Month
34.26°F
(1.26°C)
34.71°F
(1.51°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Jan–May 1942
5-Month
31.18°F
(-0.46°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
-0.54°F
(-0.30°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Dec 1941–May 1942
6-Month
30.41°F
(-0.88°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Nov 1941–May 1942
7-Month
30.55°F
(-0.81°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Oct 1941–May 1942
8-Month
32.26°F
(0.14°C)
31.67°F
(-0.18°C)
0.59°F
(0.32°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2016, 2017
Sep 1941–May 1942
9-Month
34.47°F
(1.37°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
0.55°F
(0.30°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2016
Aug 1941–May 1942
10-Month
36.96°F
(2.76°C)
36.43°F
(2.46°C)
0.53°F
(0.30°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2017
Jul 1941–May 1942
11-Month
39.15°F
(3.97°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
0.52°F
(0.29°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2017
Jun 1941–May 1942
12-Month
40.54°F
(4.74°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2017
Dec 1940–May 1942
18-Month
37.62°F
(3.12°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
0.86°F
(0.48°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1918
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1940–May 1942
24-Month
40.72°F
(4.84°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.68°F
(0.37°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Jun 1939–May 1942
36-Month
40.51°F
(4.73°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.50°F
(0.28°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1918
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1940 2017
Jun 1938–May 1942
48-Month
40.48°F
(4.71°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1918
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2018
Ties: 1983
Jun 1937–May 1942
60-Month
40.63°F
(4.79°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1920
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2020
Ties: 1989

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 23, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/