Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1946

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1946
1-Month
46.24°F
(7.91°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
-1.20°F
(-0.67°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2018
Apr–May 1946
2-Month
43.71°F
(6.51°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
0.68°F
(0.38°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1907
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1922
Mar–May 1946
3-Month
40.69°F
(4.83°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
2.01°F
(1.12°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
12th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Feb–May 1946
4-Month
36.15°F
(2.31°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
1.43°F
(0.80°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Ties: 2018
Jan–May 1946
5-Month
33.08°F
(0.60°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
1.36°F
(0.76°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Dec 1945–May 1946
6-Month
30.79°F
(-0.67°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
0.58°F
(0.32°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Nov 1945–May 1946
7-Month
30.78°F
(-0.68°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
0.50°F
(0.28°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Oct 1945–May 1946
8-Month
32.08°F
(0.04°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2016, 2017
Ties: 2008
Sep 1945–May 1946
9-Month
34.29°F
(1.27°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
0.37°F
(0.20°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2016
Aug 1945–May 1946
10-Month
36.77°F
(2.65°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2017
Ties: 1911
Jul 1945–May 1946
11-Month
38.86°F
(3.81°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2017
Jun 1945–May 1946
12-Month
40.08°F
(4.49°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2017
Ties: 1980, 1988
Dec 1944–May 1946
18-Month
36.87°F
(2.71°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
0.11°F
(0.07°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2017
Jun 1944–May 1946
24-Month
40.10°F
(4.50°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2017
Ties: 1923
Jun 1943–May 1946
36-Month
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.02°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1918
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2017
Ties: 1938, 1947
Jun 1942–May 1946
48-Month
39.95°F
(4.42°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.06°F
(-0.03°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1918
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2018
Ties: 1947
Jun 1941–May 1946
60-Month
40.06°F
(4.48°C)
39.99°F
(4.44°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1920
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2020
Ties: 1974

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/