Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Kentucky

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
65.1°F
(18.4°C)
64.4°F
(18.0°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Ties: 1926, 1942
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1907
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1930 1896
Ties: 1906, 1999
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1960
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
4.6°F
(2.5°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1960
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
3.9°F
(2.2°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1921 2012
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1998, 2020
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2012
Ties: 1957
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
1.4°F
(0.7°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2012, 2017
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1954, 1992, 2018
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1977
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1909
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1977
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1933, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1987, 1998, 2007
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
56.5°F
(13.6°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1977
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1927, 1933, 1972, 1987, 2011
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1942, 2007
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
1.4°F
(0.7°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1978
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1935, 1992
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1979
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Ties: 1898, 1936, 1945, 1976, 1988, 1993
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1980
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2019
Ties: 1932, 1957, 2003, 2006, 2014
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1981
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2020
Ties: 1925, 1933, 1937, 1939, 2007, 2013, 2017

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 21, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/