Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, May 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1974
1-Month
47.86°F
(8.81°C)
47.44°F
(8.58°C)
0.42°F
(0.23°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2018
Ties: 1994, 2017
Apr–May 1974
2-Month
43.33°F
(6.29°C)
43.03°F
(6.13°C)
0.30°F
(0.16°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2012
Mar–May 1974
3-Month
39.84°F
(4.36°C)
38.68°F
(3.71°C)
1.16°F
(0.65°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–May 1974
4-Month
35.56°F
(1.98°C)
34.72°F
(1.51°C)
0.84°F
(0.47°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Jan–May 1974
5-Month
32.71°F
(0.39°C)
31.73°F
(-0.15°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Dec 1973–May 1974
6-Month
31.19°F
(-0.45°C)
30.21°F
(-0.99°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Nov 1973–May 1974
7-Month
31.43°F
(-0.32°C)
30.28°F
(-0.96°C)
1.15°F
(0.64°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Oct 1973–May 1974
8-Month
32.91°F
(0.51°C)
31.67°F
(-0.18°C)
1.24°F
(0.69°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2016, 2017
Sep 1973–May 1974
9-Month
35.08°F
(1.71°C)
33.92°F
(1.07°C)
1.16°F
(0.64°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2016
Aug 1973–May 1974
10-Month
37.52°F
(3.07°C)
36.44°F
(2.47°C)
1.08°F
(0.60°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2017
Jul 1973–May 1974
11-Month
39.59°F
(4.22°C)
38.62°F
(3.68°C)
0.97°F
(0.54°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2017
Ties: 1935
Jun 1973–May 1974
12-Month
40.97°F
(4.98°C)
40.05°F
(4.47°C)
0.92°F
(0.51°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2017
Dec 1972–May 1974
18-Month
37.38°F
(2.99°C)
36.75°F
(2.64°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Jun 1972–May 1974
24-Month
40.43°F
(4.68°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jun 1971–May 1974
36-Month
40.40°F
(4.67°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.38°F
(0.21°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1943, 1990, 1995
Jun 1970–May 1974
48-Month
40.17°F
(4.54°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
0.17°F
(0.10°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2018
Ties: 1957
Jun 1969–May 1974
60-Month
40.06°F
(4.48°C)
39.99°F
(4.44°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1920
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2020
Ties: 1946

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Minimum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 5, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/