Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Kentucky

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
64.4°F
(18.0°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1925 1917
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2018
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1928 1907
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1896
Ties: 1897, 2020
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1960
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1917
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1960
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
-3.5°F
(-2.0°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1978
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012, 2017
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1978
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1996
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1977
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1977
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1977
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1960, 1979, 1993
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1979
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1912, 1948, 1952, 1989
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1978
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1897, 1924, 1990, 1995
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2018
Ties: 2003, 2010
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.3°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1980
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2019
Ties: 1925, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1992
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1981
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2020
Ties: 1944, 1952, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 10, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/