Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1949
1-Month
61.72°F
(16.51°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
1.52°F
(0.84°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2018
Apr–May 1949
2-Month
56.90°F
(13.83°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
1.27°F
(0.70°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1907
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Mar–May 1949
3-Month
51.52°F
(10.84°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
0.60°F
(0.33°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–May 1949
4-Month
46.62°F
(8.12°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jan–May 1949
5-Month
42.48°F
(5.82°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
-0.86°F
(-0.48°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Dec 1948–May 1949
6-Month
40.83°F
(4.91°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
-0.74°F
(-0.41°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1970
Nov 1948–May 1949
7-Month
40.94°F
(4.97°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
-0.66°F
(-0.36°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1897, 1970
Oct 1948–May 1949
8-Month
42.47°F
(5.82°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.38°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Sep 1948–May 1949
9-Month
45.09°F
(7.27°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1906
Aug 1948–May 1949
10-Month
47.79°F
(8.77°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
-0.44°F
(-0.25°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Jul 1948–May 1949
11-Month
50.10°F
(10.06°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.23°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1917
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Jun 1948–May 1949
12-Month
51.66°F
(10.92°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1917
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Dec 1947–May 1949
18-Month
48.03°F
(8.91°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.27°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Jun 1947–May 1949
24-Month
51.74°F
(10.97°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.15°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1918
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Jun 1946–May 1949
36-Month
51.77°F
(10.98°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1918
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2018
Ties: 1926, 1972
Jun 1945–May 1949
48-Month
51.90°F
(11.06°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1918
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2018
Ties: 1985
Jun 1944–May 1949
60-Month
51.95°F
(11.08°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1920
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2020
Ties: 1927

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/