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Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1916

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1916
1-Month
46.40°F
(8.00°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
-1.04°F
(-0.58°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
107th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Apr–May 1916
2-Month
42.21°F
(5.67°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
-0.82°F
(-0.46°C)
23rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–May 1916
3-Month
38.03°F
(3.35°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
-0.65°F
(-0.36°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
99th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–May 1916
4-Month
33.94°F
(1.08°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
-0.78°F
(-0.43°C)
31st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1969
Jan–May 1916
5-Month
30.79°F
(-0.67°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
-0.93°F
(-0.51°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Dec 1915–May 1916
6-Month
29.51°F
(-1.38°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-0.70°F
(-0.39°C)
31st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
97th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1915–May 1916
7-Month
29.79°F
(-1.23°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.49°F
(-0.27°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 1915–May 1916
8-Month
31.29°F
(-0.39°C)
31.68°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.21°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
90th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016, 2017
Sep 1915–May 1916
9-Month
33.62°F
(0.90°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1906, 1923
Aug 1915–May 1916
10-Month
36.00°F
(2.22°C)
36.43°F
(2.46°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jul 1915–May 1916
11-Month
38.07°F
(3.37°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
-0.56°F
(-0.31°C)
23rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jun 1915–May 1916
12-Month
39.35°F
(4.08°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
-0.70°F
(-0.39°C)
14th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
114th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Dec 1914–May 1916
18-Month
36.11°F
(2.28°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
-0.65°F
(-0.36°C)
17th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1925
Jun 1914–May 1916
24-Month
39.67°F
(4.26°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
97th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1965
Jun 1913–May 1916
36-Month
39.89°F
(4.38°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.08°C)
44th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
82nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1961
Jun 1912–May 1916
48-Month
39.62°F
(4.23°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jun 1911–May 1916
60-Month
39.44°F
(4.13°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.56°F
(-0.31°C)
9th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
115th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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