Climate at a Glance

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Kentucky

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
60.4°F
(15.8°C)
64.4°F
(18.0°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2018
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
60.4°F
(15.8°C)
59.9°F
(15.5°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1896
Ties: 1900, 1914, 1954, 1974, 2000, 2002
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1960
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2012
Ties: 1972, 1992
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1960
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1905, 1936, 1943, 1975, 2008
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1983
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1901, 1964
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012, 2017
Ties: 1994
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1967, 1975
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
53.7°F
(12.1°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1897, 1988
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1977
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1897, 1962
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1919, 1963, 1994, 2015
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2018
Ties: 1918, 1963
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1980
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2019
Ties: 1970
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
53.7°F
(12.1°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1981
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on November 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/