Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1978
1-Month
47.61°F
(8.67°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
0.17°F
(0.09°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1938
Apr–May 1978
2-Month
43.68°F
(6.49°C)
43.02°F
(6.12°C)
0.66°F
(0.37°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1907
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1914
Mar–May 1978
3-Month
39.09°F
(3.94°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1911
Feb–May 1978
4-Month
33.85°F
(1.03°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
-0.87°F
(-0.48°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1917
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–May 1978
5-Month
30.45°F
(-0.86°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
-1.27°F
(-0.70°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1977–May 1978
6-Month
29.26°F
(-1.52°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-0.95°F
(-0.53°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Nov 1977–May 1978
7-Month
29.70°F
(-1.28°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.58°F
(-0.32°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Oct 1977–May 1978
8-Month
31.15°F
(-0.47°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.53°F
(-0.29°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2016, 2017
Sep 1977–May 1978
9-Month
33.69°F
(0.94°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2016
Aug 1977–May 1978
10-Month
36.28°F
(2.38°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Jul 1977–May 1978
11-Month
38.56°F
(3.64°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Jun 1977–May 1978
12-Month
40.10°F
(4.50°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1917
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Dec 1976–May 1978
18-Month
36.51°F
(2.51°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.13°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Jun 1976–May 1978
24-Month
39.33°F
(4.07°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.70°F
(-0.39°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1918
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jun 1975–May 1978
36-Month
39.63°F
(4.24°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.22°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1918
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Jun 1974–May 1978
48-Month
39.61°F
(4.23°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1918
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1969, 1970
Jun 1973–May 1978
60-Month
39.88°F
(4.38°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.06°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1920
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2020
Ties: 1949

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/