Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
61.9°F
(16.6°C)
62.1°F
(16.7°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Ties: 1942, 1957, 2017
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1907
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1896
Ties: 2016, 2019
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1960
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
4.2°F
(2.3°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
3.6°F
(2.0°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978, 1979
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Ties: 1946, 1991
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 2007
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1939, 1946, 1983
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904, 1978
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1925
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1914, 1953, 1985
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1904
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1914, 1995
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1904
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2012
Ties: 1919, 1935, 1941, 2013
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1904
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2012
Ties: 1919, 1985, 2011
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1921, 1949, 2019
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1905
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1923, 1987, 2016, 2020
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1979
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Ties: 1898, 1947, 1948, 1958, 1966, 1973, 1975
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1980
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2019
Ties: 1936, 1943, 1950, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1994
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1906, 1907, 1908, 1981
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2020
Ties: 1924, 1932, 1943, 1945, 1955, 1976, 1988, 2011

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/