Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of October 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1959

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Coolest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Warmest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1959
1-Month
48.56°F
(9.20°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2018
Apr–May 1959
2-Month
43.62°F
(6.46°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
0.59°F
(0.33°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1907
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 2014
Mar–May 1959
3-Month
38.79°F
(3.77°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1917
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Feb–May 1959
4-Month
34.53°F
(1.41°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1917
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Jan–May 1959
5-Month
31.33°F
(-0.37°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.21°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Dec 1958–May 1959
6-Month
29.62°F
(-1.32°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-0.59°F
(-0.33°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Nov 1958–May 1959
7-Month
29.88°F
(-1.18°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Oct 1958–May 1959
8-Month
31.35°F
(-0.36°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.33°F
(-0.18°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2016, 2017
Sep 1958–May 1959
9-Month
33.74°F
(0.97°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2016
Ties: 1915
Aug 1958–May 1959
10-Month
36.36°F
(2.42°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.05°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Jul 1958–May 1959
11-Month
38.52°F
(3.62°C)
38.62°F
(3.68°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.06°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Jun 1958–May 1959
12-Month
39.92°F
(4.40°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.07°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Ties: 1923, 1967
Dec 1957–May 1959
18-Month
36.91°F
(2.73°C)
36.75°F
(2.64°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1918
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Jun 1957–May 1959
24-Month
40.13°F
(4.52°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.10°F
(0.06°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1918
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Jun 1956–May 1959
36-Month
40.20°F
(4.56°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.18°F
(0.10°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1918
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jun 1955–May 1959
48-Month
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1918
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2018
Jun 1954–May 1959
60-Month
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.04°F
(0.03°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1920
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/