Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1940
1-Month
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
3.0°F
(1.6°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1932, 1990
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1958
Ties: 2005
Nov–Dec 1940
2-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1994
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1995
Ties: 1904, 1907, 1943, 1983, 2001, 2007, 2010
Oct–Dec 1940
3-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1916
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1995, 2014
Ties: 1955, 1967, 2013
Sep–Dec 1940
4-Month
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1916
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2014, 2020
Ties: 1926, 1956, 1960, 1975
Aug–Dec 1940
5-Month
59.2°F
(15.1°C)
58.9°F
(14.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1916
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2020
Ties: 1904, 1921, 1964, 1993
Jul–Dec 1940
6-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1916
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2020
Ties: 1938, 1970, 1987
Jun–Dec 1940
7-Month
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1916
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2014, 2017, 2020
Ties: 1926, 1962, 1974, 1980, 1992
May–Dec 1940
8-Month
63.3°F
(17.4°C)
62.2°F
(16.8°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1916
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2014, 2020
Apr–Dec 1940
9-Month
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
61.4°F
(16.3°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1916
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2014
Ties: 1926, 1988, 1995, 2000
Mar–Dec 1940
10-Month
61.4°F
(16.3°C)
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1912
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2014
Ties: 1936, 1950, 1958, 1988, 1989, 2009, 2019
Feb–Dec 1940
11-Month
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1911
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2014
Jan–Dec 1940
12-Month
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1911
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2014
Ties: 1926, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2009
Jul 1939–Dec 1940
18-Month
60.2°F
(15.7°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1912
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Ties: 2000, 2006, 2007
Jan 1939–Dec 1940
24-Month
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2015
Ties: 1987, 2006
Jan 1938–Dec 1940
36-Month
58.1°F
(14.5°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2016
Ties: 1941, 1986, 1991
Jan 1937–Dec 1940
48-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1912, 1914
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2017
Ties: 1934, 1941, 1984
Jan 1936–Dec 1940
60-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.3°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1912, 1913
37th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1960, 1987

Citing This Page

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