Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
67.1°F
(19.5°C)
66.4°F
(19.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1896
Ties: 1908, 1948, 1993
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
62.1°F
(16.7°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1907
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1896
Ties: 1911, 1967, 1976, 1978, 2007
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1960
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1923, 1934, 1987
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1895
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1897, 1995, 2003, 2006
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1895
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1923, 1942
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904, 1978
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1914, 1924, 1951, 1987
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1900
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1904
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1971
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1900, 1967, 1980, 2001
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1980, 1983
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1968, 1977
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1912, 1920, 1928, 1973, 2014
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904, 1968
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1914, 1915, 1960, 1973, 1993
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1905
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1901, 1912, 1916, 1921, 1940, 1948, 1985, 1993, 1996
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1905
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1926, 1940, 1952, 1985, 1988, 1998, 2014
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1970
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018, 2019
Ties: 1928, 1936, 1938, 1947, 1975
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1969, 1970
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2019
Ties: 1925, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1949, 1954, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1988, 2004
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
59.1°F
(15.1°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1970
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2019
Ties: 1923, 1925, 1955, 1976, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2001

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/