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 September 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2020
1-Month
48.40°F
(9.11°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
36th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2018
Apr–May 2020
2-Month
43.26°F
(6.26°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1907
68th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2012
Mar–May 2020
3-Month
40.65°F
(4.81°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
1.97°F
(1.10°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Feb–May 2020
4-Month
36.79°F
(2.66°C)
34.71°F
(1.51°C)
2.08°F
(1.15°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–May 2020
5-Month
34.65°F
(1.47°C)
31.73°F
(-0.15°C)
2.92°F
(1.62°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2019–May 2020
6-Month
33.34°F
(0.74°C)
30.22°F
(-0.99°C)
3.12°F
(1.73°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 2000
Nov 2019–May 2020
7-Month
32.84°F
(0.47°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
2.56°F
(1.43°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Oct 2019–May 2020
8-Month
33.72°F
(0.96°C)
31.67°F
(-0.18°C)
2.05°F
(1.14°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016, 2017
Sep 2019–May 2020
9-Month
36.23°F
(2.35°C)
33.93°F
(1.07°C)
2.30°F
(1.28°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Aug 2019–May 2020
10-Month
38.72°F
(3.73°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
2.28°F
(1.26°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jul 2019–May 2020
11-Month
40.84°F
(4.91°C)
38.62°F
(3.68°C)
2.22°F
(1.23°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jun 2019–May 2020
12-Month
42.13°F
(5.63°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
2.08°F
(1.16°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Dec 2018–May 2020
18-Month
38.59°F
(3.66°C)
36.75°F
(2.64°C)
1.84°F
(1.02°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1918
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun 2018–May 2020
24-Month
41.91°F
(5.51°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
1.88°F
(1.05°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1918
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun 2017–May 2020
36-Month
41.84°F
(5.47°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
1.82°F
(1.01°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2017
Ties: 2006
Jun 2016–May 2020
48-Month
42.23°F
(5.68°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
2.22°F
(1.23°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1918
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Jun 2015–May 2020
60-Month
42.46°F
(5.81°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
2.46°F
(1.37°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1920
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 22, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/