Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1938
1-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1932, 1990
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 1958
Ties: 1896, 1996, 2020
Nov–Dec 1938
2-Month
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1994
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 1995
Oct–Dec 1938
3-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1916
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 1995, 2014
Ties: 1970, 1975, 1978
Sep–Dec 1938
4-Month
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1916
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2020
Ties: 1990, 2007
Aug–Dec 1938
5-Month
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1916
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2020
Ties: 1990
Jul–Dec 1938
6-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1916
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2020
Ties: 1940, 1970, 1987
Jun–Dec 1938
7-Month
62.7°F
(17.1°C)
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1916
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2020
Ties: 1901, 1949, 1970
May–Dec 1938
8-Month
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1916
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2020
Ties: 1931, 1990
Apr–Dec 1938
9-Month
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
61.3°F
(16.3°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1916
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2014, 2020
Ties: 1933, 1943, 1954, 1961, 1993, 1994
Mar–Dec 1938
10-Month
59.9°F
(15.5°C)
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1912
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2014
Ties: 1914, 1942, 1954, 1968, 1976, 1978
Feb–Dec 1938
11-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1911
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2014
Ties: 1906, 1917, 1925, 1933, 1945, 1949, 1952
Jan–Dec 1938
12-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1911
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2014
Ties: 1901, 1906, 1929, 1937, 1951, 1953
Jul 1937–Dec 1938
18-Month
59.3°F
(15.2°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Ties: 1926, 1943, 1950, 1951, 1987, 1990, 1991
Jan 1937–Dec 1938
24-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1912
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2015
Ties: 1905, 1950, 1963
Jan 1936–Dec 1938
36-Month
57.7°F
(14.3°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2016
Ties: 1926, 1962, 1968, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985
Jan 1935–Dec 1938
48-Month
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1912, 1914
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1927, 1931, 1935
Jan 1934–Dec 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 1912, 1913
40th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1963, 1984

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 10, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/