Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1998
1-Month
62.47°F
(16.93°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
2.27°F
(1.26°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2018
Apr–May 1998
2-Month
56.76°F
(13.76°C)
55.62°F
(13.12°C)
1.14°F
(0.64°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1907
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 1934
Ties: 2016
Mar–May 1998
3-Month
51.62°F
(10.90°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
0.70°F
(0.39°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2012
Feb–May 1998
4-Month
48.40°F
(9.11°C)
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
1.75°F
(0.97°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Jan–May 1998
5-Month
45.71°F
(7.62°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
2.37°F
(1.32°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Dec 1997–May 1998
6-Month
43.76°F
(6.53°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
2.19°F
(1.21°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Nov 1997–May 1998
7-Month
43.35°F
(6.31°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
1.75°F
(0.98°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Ties: 1981
Oct 1997–May 1998
8-Month
44.67°F
(7.04°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
1.51°F
(0.84°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Sep 1997–May 1998
9-Month
47.09°F
(8.38°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
1.52°F
(0.84°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Aug 1997–May 1998
10-Month
49.55°F
(9.75°C)
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
1.33°F
(0.74°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Jul 1997–May 1998
11-Month
51.70°F
(10.94°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
1.17°F
(0.65°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Jun 1997–May 1998
12-Month
53.08°F
(11.71°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.06°F
(0.59°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Dec 1996–May 1998
18-Month
49.38°F
(9.66°C)
48.53°F
(9.18°C)
0.85°F
(0.48°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Jun 1996–May 1998
24-Month
52.57°F
(11.43°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.55°F
(0.31°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Jun 1995–May 1998
36-Month
52.43°F
(11.35°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1918
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1997 2018
Ties: 1932
Jun 1994–May 1998
48-Month
52.60°F
(11.44°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.61°F
(0.33°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1918
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1993 2018
Jun 1993–May 1998
60-Month
52.41°F
(11.34°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1920
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2020
Ties: 1939

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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/