Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1939
1-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1937
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2014
Ties: 1969, 1971
Dec 1938–Jan 1939
2-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1949
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2018
Ties: 1900, 1908, 1936, 1958
Nov 1938–Jan 1939
3-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1949
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2018
Ties: 1931, 1971
Oct 1938–Jan 1939
4-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2015
Ties: 1899, 1948, 1971
Sep 1938–Jan 1939
5-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2015
Ties: 1902, 1904, 1948
Aug 1938–Jan 1939
6-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2021
Ties: 1936, 1945, 1946, 2001
Jul 1938–Jan 1939
7-Month
58.9°F
(14.9°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2015, 2018
Ties: 1971, 1988
Jun 1938–Jan 1939
8-Month
60.2°F
(15.7°C)
59.9°F
(15.5°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2018
Ties: 1897, 1946, 1956, 1962, 1971, 1994, 1995
May 1938–Jan 1939
9-Month
60.3°F
(15.7°C)
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2015
Ties: 1977, 1995
Apr 1938–Jan 1939
10-Month
59.6°F
(15.3°C)
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2015
Ties: 1948, 1984
Mar 1938–Jan 1939
11-Month
58.3°F
(14.6°C)
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1949
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2015
Ties: 1902, 1968
Feb 1938–Jan 1939
12-Month
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1949
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2015
Ties: 1901, 1915, 1918, 1936, 1943, 1946, 1964
Aug 1937–Jan 1939
18-Month
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1913
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2016
Ties: 1944, 1979, 1987
Feb 1937–Jan 1939
24-Month
57.7°F
(14.3°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2016
Ties: 1952, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1980, 1983
Feb 1936–Jan 1939
36-Month
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1914
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2016, 2017
Ties: 1928, 1938, 1943, 1953, 1970, 1979
Feb 1935–Jan 1939
48-Month
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1934 1913
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2018
Ties: 1928, 1986
Feb 1934–Jan 1939
60-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1913
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2018, 2019
Ties: 1938, 1942, 1984

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 21, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/