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Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1961
1-Month
46.04°F
(7.80°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
-1.40°F
(-0.78°C)
15th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
114th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Apr–May 1961
2-Month
41.19°F
(5.11°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
-1.84°F
(-1.02°C)
7th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
122nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–May 1961
3-Month
38.30°F
(3.50°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
45th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
84th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–May 1961
4-Month
35.31°F
(1.84°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
0.59°F
(0.33°C)
87th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
42nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–May 1961
5-Month
31.88°F
(-0.07°C)
31.72°F
(-0.16°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
66th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
63rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1994
Dec 1960–May 1961
6-Month
29.92°F
(-1.16°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.17°C)
47th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
81st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Nov 1960–May 1961
7-Month
30.13°F
(-1.04°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.08°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
75th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Oct 1960–May 1961
8-Month
31.64°F
(-0.20°C)
31.67°F
(-0.18°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
62nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
66th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016, 2017
Sep 1960–May 1961
9-Month
34.03°F
(1.13°C)
33.93°F
(1.07°C)
0.10°F
(0.06°C)
65th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
63rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Aug 1960–May 1961
10-Month
36.54°F
(2.52°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
0.10°F
(0.05°C)
65th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
63rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jul 1960–May 1961
11-Month
38.70°F
(3.72°C)
38.63°F
(3.68°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
60th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
68th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1922
Jun 1960–May 1961
12-Month
40.12°F
(4.51°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
65th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
63rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Dec 1959–May 1961
18-Month
36.60°F
(2.56°C)
36.76°F
(2.64°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.08°C)
47th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
80th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jun 1959–May 1961
24-Month
39.87°F
(4.37°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
48th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
79th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jun 1958–May 1961
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: 1916
Jun 1957–May 1961
48-Month
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
56th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
69th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1928, 1932
Jun 1956–May 1961
60-Month
40.07°F
(4.48°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
67th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
57th Warmest
Warmest since:
2020

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