Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 1977
Ties: 1919
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1907
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1977
Ties: 1913, 1918, 1951, 2009
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1950
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Ties: 1955, 2004
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1899, 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Ties: 1930
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
33.6°F
(0.9°C)
31.5°F
(-0.3°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Ties: 1983, 1985
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
29.3°F
(-1.5°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1964, 1968, 2015
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
30.5°F
(-0.8°C)
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1896, 1910, 1945, 1968, 2003, 2013
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
32.0°F
(0.0°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012
Ties: 1901, 1935, 1975, 2001, 2015
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1896, 1902, 2001, 2008, 2011, 2015
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1901, 1961
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
41.9°F
(5.5°C)
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1914, 2013
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1902, 1944, 1953, 1989, 1990, 2011
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1943, 1946, 1947
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1905
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1903, 1975, 1982, 1993
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2000
Ties: 1971, 1972
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1907
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2001
Ties: 1909, 1915, 1951, 1962, 1982
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1920
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2002
Ties: 1902, 1939, 1950, 1975, 1983

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/