Climate at a Glance

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, August 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1938
1-Month
73.7°F
(23.2°C)
73.7°F
(23.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1899
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2020
Ties: 1959, 1965, 1974, 1983, 1990
Jul–Aug 1938
2-Month
74.5°F
(23.6°C)
74.2°F
(23.4°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1912
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1946
Jun–Aug 1938
3-Month
72.8°F
(22.7°C)
72.2°F
(22.3°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1935, 1971, 1998
May–Aug 1938
4-Month
69.9°F
(21.1°C)
69.4°F
(20.8°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1899, 1907
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1922, 1929, 1987, 1990
Apr–Aug 1938
5-Month
66.6°F
(19.2°C)
66.3°F
(19.1°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1912
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1898, 1904, 1947, 1949
Mar–Aug 1938
6-Month
63.1°F
(17.3°C)
63.4°F
(17.4°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1912
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1898, 1943
Feb–Aug 1938
7-Month
60.3°F
(15.7°C)
60.8°F
(16.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1948
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Ties: 1895, 1897, 1919, 1927, 1935, 2010
Jan–Aug 1938
8-Month
58.3°F
(14.6°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917, 1955
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Ties: 1946, 1950, 1969
Dec 1937–Aug 1938
9-Month
57.0°F
(13.9°C)
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917, 1949
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Ties: 1905, 1968, 1974
Nov 1937–Aug 1938
10-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Ties: 1905, 1943, 1972, 1985
Oct 1937–Aug 1938
11-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Ties: 1914, 1954
Sep 1937–Aug 1938
12-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Ties: 1914, 1918
Mar 1937–Aug 1938
18-Month
59.9°F
(15.5°C)
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913, 1917, 1949
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2015
Ties: 1967, 1982, 1995
Sep 1936–Aug 1938
24-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1913
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Ties: 1901, 1919, 1932, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1966
Sep 1935–Aug 1938
36-Month
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2016
Ties: 1931, 1984
Sep 1934–Aug 1938
48-Month
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1913
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2016, 2017, 2018
Ties: 1928, 1931, 1939, 1963, 1969, 1971, 1979, 1985
Sep 1933–Aug 1938
60-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.3°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
37th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1940, 1960, 1963, 1982, 1985, 1991

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on November 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/