Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1948
1-Month
67.1°F
(19.5°C)
66.4°F
(19.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1896
Ties: 1908, 1956, 1993
Apr–May 1948
2-Month
64.0°F
(17.8°C)
62.1°F
(16.7°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 1896
Ties: 1942, 1944, 1985
Mar–May 1948
3-Month
60.3°F
(15.7°C)
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1960
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2012
Feb–May 1948
4-Month
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1895
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1903, 2002
Jan–May 1948
5-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1895
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2017
Ties: 2009
Dec 1947–May 1948
6-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1904, 1978
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1934, 2005, 2014
Nov 1947–May 1948
7-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1904
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1917, 1928
Oct 1947–May 1948
8-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1904
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1965, 1987, 1997, 2013
Sep 1947–May 1948
9-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1904
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1938, 1947, 1962, 2009, 2011
Aug 1947–May 1948
10-Month
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1904
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2017
Ties: 1901, 1945, 1992, 2005
Jul 1947–May 1948
11-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1968, 1977
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2017
Ties: 1897, 1959
Jun 1947–May 1948
12-Month
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1904, 1968
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2017
Ties: 1912, 1959, 1962, 2015
Dec 1946–May 1948
18-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
55.6°F
(13.1°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1905
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1901, 1912, 1916, 1921, 1940, 1956, 1985, 1993, 1996
Jun 1946–May 1948
24-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1905
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1920, 1924, 1994, 2015
Jun 1945–May 1948
36-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1942 1970
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018, 2019
Ties: 1899, 1913, 1914, 1921, 1940, 1995
Jun 1944–May 1948
48-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1969, 1970
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1901, 1942, 1986, 1989, 1990
Jun 1943–May 1948
60-Month
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1970
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1927, 1929, 1930, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1975, 1988, 1989

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/