Climate at a Glance

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Average Temperature Rankings, May 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1898
1-Month
59.94°F
(15.52°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 2018
Ties: 1895
Apr–May 1898
2-Month
55.36°F
(12.98°C)
55.62°F
(13.12°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
40th Coolest Coolest to Date 1907
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1934
Mar–May 1898
3-Month
50.59°F
(10.33°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
-0.33°F
(-0.18°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Feb–May 1898
4-Month
46.79°F
(8.22°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
0.14°F
(0.08°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1984
Jan–May 1898
5-Month
43.56°F
(6.42°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
0.22°F
(0.12°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Dec 1897–May 1898
6-Month
41.43°F
(5.24°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1944, 1963
Nov 1897–May 1898
7-Month
41.36°F
(5.20°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.13°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1944
Oct 1897–May 1898
8-Month
43.08°F
(6.16°C)
43.17°F
(6.21°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
77th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Sep 1897–May 1898
9-Month
45.67°F
(7.59°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
0.10°F
(0.05°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
65th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Aug 1897–May 1898
10-Month
48.24°F
(9.02°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
71st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1923, 1967
Jul 1897–May 1898
11-Month
50.52°F
(10.29°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
-0.01°F
(0.00°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
73rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jun 1897–May 1898
12-Month
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
76th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1896–May 1898
18-Month
48.45°F
(9.14°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.04°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1918
73rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1896–May 1898
24-Month
51.71°F
(10.95°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1918
96th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1895–May 1898
36-Month
51.62°F
(10.90°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
21st Coolest Coolest to Date 1918
105th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1912

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 14, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/