Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1938
1-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1937
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2014
Ties: 1997, 2016
Dec 1937–Jan 1938
2-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1949
13th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 2011, 2021
Nov 1937–Jan 1938
3-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1949
16th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Oct 1937–Jan 1938
4-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Ties: 1918, 1992, 2006
Sep 1937–Jan 1938
5-Month
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
2.0°F
(1.2°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
13th Warmest Warmest to Date 2015
Ties: 1951, 1978, 1980, 2013
Aug 1937–Jan 1938
6-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
12th Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Ties: 1940, 1978, 1981, 2014, 2016
Jul 1937–Jan 1938
7-Month
60.6°F
(15.9°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
12th Warmest Warmest to Date 2015, 2018
Ties: 1992, 2000, 2006
Jun 1937–Jan 1938
8-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
59.9°F
(15.5°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1918 2018
Ties: 1918, 2002
May 1937–Jan 1938
9-Month
61.7°F
(16.5°C)
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
16th Warmest Warmest to Date 2015
Ties: 1996, 2010
Apr 1937–Jan 1938
10-Month
60.8°F
(16.0°C)
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2015
Ties: 1951, 1996
Mar 1937–Jan 1938
11-Month
59.7°F
(15.4°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1949
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2015
Ties: 1961, 1967, 1990, 1996, 2006
Feb 1937–Jan 1938
12-Month
58.2°F
(14.6°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1949
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2015
Ties: 1967, 1980
Aug 1936–Jan 1938
18-Month
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2016
Ties: 1915, 1919, 1937, 1980, 1986
Feb 1936–Jan 1938
24-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2016
Ties: 1928, 1986, 1999
Feb 1935–Jan 1938
36-Month
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1934 1914
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2016, 2017
Ties: 1928, 1939, 1943, 1953, 1970, 1979
Feb 1934–Jan 1938
48-Month
58.1°F
(14.5°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
35th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1982, 1988, 2001, 2002
Feb 1933–Jan 1938
60-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
40th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018, 2019
Ties: 1939, 1942, 1984

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/