Climate at a Glance

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1948
1-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1932, 1990
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1958
Nov–Dec 1948
2-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1994
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1995
Oct–Dec 1948
3-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1916
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1995, 2014
Ties: 1946
Sep–Dec 1948
4-Month
53.5°F
(11.9°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1931 1916
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014
Ties: 1908
Aug–Dec 1948
5-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
58.9°F
(14.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1925 1916
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014
Ties: 1924
Jul–Dec 1948
6-Month
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1916
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014
Ties: 1909
Jun–Dec 1948
7-Month
60.8°F
(16.0°C)
62.4°F
(16.9°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1916
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014, 2017
May–Dec 1948
8-Month
60.5°F
(15.8°C)
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1916 1916
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014
Ties: 1908
Apr–Dec 1948
9-Month
59.5°F
(15.3°C)
61.3°F
(16.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1916 1916
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014
Mar–Dec 1948
10-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014
Feb–Dec 1948
11-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1911
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014
Ties: 1912
Jan–Dec 1948
12-Month
55.6°F
(13.1°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1916 1911
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2014
Ties: 1916
Jul 1947–Dec 1948
18-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1912
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1917
Jan 1947–Dec 1948
24-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1923 1912
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1898, 1899, 1919, 1956, 1965
Jan 1946–Dec 1948
36-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1913
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2016
Ties: 1899, 1904, 1908, 1916, 1919, 1921, 1923
Jan 1945–Dec 1948
48-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1925 1912, 1914
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1898, 1899, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1908, 1951
Jan 1944–Dec 1948
60-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1912, 1913
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Ties: 1909, 1917, 1918, 1921, 1924, 1949

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/