Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1948
1-Month
58.2°F
(14.6°C)
60.7°F
(15.9°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.3°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1942 1977
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2001
Ties: 1902, 1964, 1980
Apr–May 1948
2-Month
54.8°F
(12.7°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1967
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1992
Mar–May 1948
3-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1917
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1934
Feb–May 1948
4-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1917
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1934
Ties: 1933
Jan–May 1948
5-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1911, 1929, 1964
Dec 1947–May 1948
6-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Nov 1947–May 1948
7-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1955
Oct 1947–May 1948
8-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1917
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1929, 1955
Sep 1947–May 1948
9-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1942 1917
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1898, 1937, 1942
Aug 1947–May 1948
10-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1942 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1920, 1921, 1929
Jul 1947–May 1948
11-Month
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1917
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1933
Jun 1947–May 1948
12-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1942 1917
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1921, 1942
Dec 1946–May 1948
18-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1897, 1907, 1914, 1924, 1957, 1975
Jun 1946–May 1948
24-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1913, 1917
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1898, 1902, 1965
Jun 1945–May 1948
36-Month
57.0°F
(13.9°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1913, 1917
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2016
Ties: 1901, 1902, 1944, 1955, 1956, 1974
Jun 1944–May 1948
48-Month
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1913
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2016, 2017, 2018
Ties: 1905, 1906, 1925, 1955, 1958
Jun 1943–May 1948
60-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1925 1913, 1917
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Ties: 1902, 1904, 1905, 1909

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/