Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1971
1-Month
45.34°F
(7.41°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
-2.10°F
(-1.17°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2018
Apr–May 1971
2-Month
41.20°F
(5.11°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
-1.83°F
(-1.02°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1907
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Mar–May 1971
3-Month
36.71°F
(2.62°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
-1.97°F
(-1.09°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1917
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Feb–May 1971
4-Month
33.12°F
(0.62°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
-1.60°F
(-0.89°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1917
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Jan–May 1971
5-Month
30.26°F
(-0.97°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
-1.46°F
(-0.81°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Dec 1970–May 1971
6-Month
29.06°F
(-1.63°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-1.15°F
(-0.64°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1964 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Nov 1970–May 1971
7-Month
29.31°F
(-1.49°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.97°F
(-0.53°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1964 1917
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1933
Oct 1970–May 1971
8-Month
30.70°F
(-0.72°C)
31.67°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.97°F
(-0.54°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2016, 2017
Ties: 1929
Sep 1970–May 1971
9-Month
33.06°F
(0.59°C)
33.93°F
(1.07°C)
-0.87°F
(-0.48°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1917
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2016
Aug 1970–May 1971
10-Month
35.74°F
(2.08°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
-0.70°F
(-0.39°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1917
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2017
Jul 1970–May 1971
11-Month
38.01°F
(3.34°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
-0.62°F
(-0.34°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2017
Ties: 1896, 1924
Jun 1970–May 1971
12-Month
39.50°F
(4.17°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.54°F
(-0.30°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2017
Dec 1969–May 1971
18-Month
36.18°F
(2.32°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
-0.58°F
(-0.32°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Jun 1969–May 1971
24-Month
39.56°F
(4.20°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Jun 1968–May 1971
36-Month
39.52°F
(4.18°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1918
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Jun 1967–May 1971
48-Month
39.50°F
(4.17°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.51°F
(-0.28°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2018
Ties: 1952
Jun 1966–May 1971
60-Month
39.58°F
(4.21°C)
39.99°F
(4.44°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1920
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2020
Ties: 1900

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 17, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/