Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
48.45°F
(9.14°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2018
Ties: 2014
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
44.38°F
(6.88°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
40.84°F
(4.91°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
2.16°F
(1.20°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
10th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
37.07°F
(2.82°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
2.35°F
(1.31°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
10th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
34.32°F
(1.29°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
2.60°F
(1.45°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
31.62°F
(-0.21°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
1.41°F
(0.78°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
31.42°F
(-0.32°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
1.14°F
(0.64°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
32.85°F
(0.47°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
1.17°F
(0.65°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2016, 2017
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
34.86°F
(1.59°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
0.94°F
(0.52°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2016
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
37.20°F
(2.89°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
0.76°F
(0.42°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
39.34°F
(4.08°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
0.71°F
(0.40°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
40.64°F
(4.80°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
0.59°F
(0.33°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
37.27°F
(2.93°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
0.51°F
(0.29°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
40.48°F
(4.71°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
40.38°F
(4.66°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1918
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
40.50°F
(4.72°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1918
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2018
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
40.41°F
(4.67°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1920
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/