Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of May 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2020
1-Month
60.91°F
(16.06°C)
60.20°F
(15.67°C)
0.71°F
(0.39°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2018
Apr–May 2020
2-Month
55.90°F
(13.28°C)
55.63°F
(13.13°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1907
65th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1934
Mar–May 2020
3-Month
52.62°F
(11.46°C)
50.92°F
(10.51°C)
1.70°F
(0.95°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Feb–May 2020
4-Month
48.51°F
(9.17°C)
46.64°F
(8.13°C)
1.87°F
(1.04°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–May 2020
5-Month
45.92°F
(7.73°C)
43.34°F
(6.30°C)
2.58°F
(1.43°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2019–May 2020
6-Month
44.34°F
(6.86°C)
41.57°F
(5.32°C)
2.77°F
(1.54°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Nov 2019–May 2020
7-Month
43.88°F
(6.60°C)
41.60°F
(5.33°C)
2.28°F
(1.27°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Oct 2019–May 2020
8-Month
44.90°F
(7.17°C)
43.16°F
(6.20°C)
1.74°F
(0.97°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 2021
Sep 2019–May 2020
9-Month
47.51°F
(8.62°C)
45.57°F
(7.54°C)
1.94°F
(1.08°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Aug 2019–May 2020
10-Month
50.14°F
(10.08°C)
48.23°F
(9.02°C)
1.91°F
(1.06°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jul 2019–May 2020
11-Month
52.36°F
(11.31°C)
50.53°F
(10.29°C)
1.83°F
(1.02°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jun 2019–May 2020
12-Month
53.72°F
(12.07°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.70°F
(0.95°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2018–May 2020
18-Month
49.85°F
(9.92°C)
48.54°F
(9.19°C)
1.31°F
(0.73°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1918
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun 2018–May 2020
24-Month
53.29°F
(11.83°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.27°F
(0.71°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1918
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun 2017–May 2020
36-Month
53.42°F
(11.90°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1918
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Jun 2016–May 2020
48-Month
53.85°F
(12.14°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Jun 2015–May 2020
60-Month
54.08°F
(12.27°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
2.10°F
(1.17°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1920
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on July 5, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/