Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Pennsylvania

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1967
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1944, 1991
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1907
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1896, 1991
Ties: 1943
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1926
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1978
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1961, 1980, 1993, 1994, 2007
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1940, 1978
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1947
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1904
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1934, 1943, 1982
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1904
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1902, 1994
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1904
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1979, 1981, 2014
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1904
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1967, 2014
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1904
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 2015
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1896, 1899, 1911, 1927, 1928, 1971
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1904
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1897, 1910, 1911, 1915, 1923, 1951, 1971, 1984, 2001
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1905
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1910, 1921, 1943, 1960, 1985, 1996, 2004
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1905
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1902, 1903, 1910, 1913, 1931, 1972, 1984
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1906
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Ties: 1922, 1949, 1953
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2019
Ties: 2004, 2016
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1908
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2020
Ties: 1934, 1954, 1955, 1957, 2005

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 1, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/