Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
61.77°F
(16.54°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
1.57°F
(0.87°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1944 2018
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
55.57°F
(13.09°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
-0.06°F
(-0.04°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1907
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1934
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
50.63°F
(10.35°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
46.04°F
(7.80°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
-0.60°F
(-0.33°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
41.15°F
(5.08°C)
41.58°F
(5.32°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
40.73°F
(4.85°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
-0.87°F
(-0.48°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
42.52°F
(5.84°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
-0.64°F
(-0.36°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1917
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1903
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
45.11°F
(7.28°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
47.99°F
(8.88°C)
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
50.39°F
(10.22°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.07°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1919
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
51.74°F
(10.97°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
48.30°F
(9.06°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.12°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1918
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1915, 1925
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
52.13°F
(11.18°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1918
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1936
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
52.55°F
(11.42°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.55°F
(0.31°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1918
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
52.62°F
(11.46°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1918
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2018
Ties: 1937
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
52.38°F
(11.32°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1920
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 2, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/