Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1942
1-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
60.7°F
(15.9°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1977
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2001
Ties: 1991
Apr–May 1942
2-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1967
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1992
Ties: 1963
Mar–May 1942
3-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1917
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 1906, 1920, 1935
Feb–May 1942
4-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 1964
Jan–May 1942
5-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1902, 1967
Dec 1941–May 1942
6-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1902, 1909, 1919, 1962, 1973, 1979
Nov 1941–May 1942
7-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1967, 1991
Oct 1941–May 1942
8-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1923, 1962, 1964, 1971
Sep 1941–May 1942
9-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1898, 1937, 1948
Aug 1941–May 1942
10-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1917
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1922
Jul 1941–May 1942
11-Month
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1922, 1929
Jun 1941–May 1942
12-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1921 1917
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1921, 1948
Dec 1940–May 1942
18-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1917
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1911, 1972, 1983
Jun 1940–May 1942
24-Month
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1913, 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1924, 1925, 1930, 1957, 1964, 1967, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1999
Jun 1939–May 1942
36-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913, 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2016
Ties: 1935, 1970, 1983, 2000
Jun 1938–May 1942
48-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2016, 2017, 2018
Ties: 1936, 1959, 1986
Jun 1937–May 1942
60-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1913, 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2018
Ties: 1934, 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/