Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
64.6°F
(18.1°C)
60.7°F
(15.9°C)
3.9°F
(2.2°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1977
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2001
Ties: 2006, 2014
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
60.2°F
(15.7°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1967
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1992
Ties: 2004, 2007
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1934
Ties: 2000
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1934
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Ties: 1986, 1996, 2016
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Ties: 2000
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Ties: 2009
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
56.7°F
(13.7°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
59.2°F
(15.1°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
14th Warmest Warmest to Date 2015
Ties: 1941, 1959, 2001, 2009
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913, 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2015
Ties: 1959, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1989
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
58.3°F
(14.6°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913, 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2016
Ties: 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2016, 2017, 2018
Ties: 1943, 1963, 1983, 2001
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913, 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2018
Ties: 1943, 1960, 1981, 1985, 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/