Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
63.8°F
(17.7°C)
66.4°F
(19.1°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1896
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
62.6°F
(17.0°C)
62.1°F
(16.7°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1896
Ties: 1902, 1918, 1974
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
57.0°F
(13.9°C)
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1960
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1909, 1988
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1895
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1961, 1964
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1895
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2017
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1904, 1978
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1968, 1977, 1996
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1904
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1926, 1936, 1960
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1904
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2017
Ties: 1969
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1904
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2017
Ties: 1915, 1936, 1961, 1966, 1982
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1904
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2017
Ties: 1910, 1941, 1951, 1988
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
56.5°F
(13.6°C)
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1968, 1977
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2017
Ties: 1914, 1924, 1960, 1980
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1904, 1968
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2017
Ties: 1910, 1936, 1951, 1967
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1906, 1971
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
57.7°F
(14.3°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1905
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2017
Ties: 1941, 1961, 1965, 1971
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1970
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018, 2019
Ties: 1977, 1983, 1984
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1969, 1970
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2019
Ties: 1918, 1920, 1961, 1963, 1978, 1979, 1983
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1970
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2019

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/