Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1955

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1955
1-Month
48.29°F
(9.05°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
0.85°F
(0.47°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1917
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2018
Apr–May 1955
2-Month
44.21°F
(6.78°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
1.18°F
(0.65°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Mar–May 1955
3-Month
38.74°F
(3.74°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1917
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Feb–May 1955
4-Month
33.98°F
(1.10°C)
34.71°F
(1.51°C)
-0.73°F
(-0.41°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jan–May 1955
5-Month
31.07°F
(-0.52°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
-0.65°F
(-0.36°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1943, 2014
Dec 1954–May 1955
6-Month
29.78°F
(-1.23°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Nov 1954–May 1955
7-Month
30.11°F
(-1.05°C)
30.29°F
(-0.95°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1903
Oct 1954–May 1955
8-Month
31.61°F
(-0.22°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016, 2017
Ties: 1973
Sep 1954–May 1955
9-Month
33.96°F
(1.09°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
0.04°F
(0.02°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2016
Aug 1954–May 1955
10-Month
36.47°F
(2.48°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
0.03°F
(0.01°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Jul 1954–May 1955
11-Month
38.76°F
(3.76°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
0.13°F
(0.08°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Ties: 1980
Jun 1954–May 1955
12-Month
40.18°F
(4.54°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Ties: 1984
Dec 1953–May 1955
18-Month
37.18°F
(2.88°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
0.42°F
(0.24°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1918
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Ties: 1938
Jun 1953–May 1955
24-Month
40.45°F
(4.69°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.42°F
(0.23°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1918
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Ties: 1983
Jun 1952–May 1955
36-Month
40.44°F
(4.69°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.42°F
(0.23°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1918
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2017
Jun 1951–May 1955
48-Month
40.20°F
(4.56°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.20°F
(0.12°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1918
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2018
Ties: 1922
Jun 1950–May 1955
60-Month
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.01°F
(0.01°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1920
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2020
Ties: 1982

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 28, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/