Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
62.2°F
(16.8°C)
60.7°F
(15.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1977
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2001
Ties: 1941, 1943, 1986, 2005, 2016
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1967
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1992
Ties: 1914, 1979, 2008
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1966 1934
Ties: 1986, 1993
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1934
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 1978, 1989
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1925, 1993
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1901, 1918, 1977
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1897, 1995, 2010
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1910, 1916, 1945, 1967, 1974, 1998
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1927, 1950, 1958, 1967, 1985, 1991, 1999
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1907, 1927, 1935, 1965, 1966, 1991, 1999
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1897, 1904, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1965, 1976
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1917
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1911, 1942, 1983
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1913, 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1924, 1925, 1930, 1942, 1957, 1964, 1967, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1999
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1913, 1917
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2016
Ties: 1931, 1952
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1913
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016, 2017, 2018
Ties: 1926, 1929, 1932, 1944, 1953
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1913, 1917
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2018
Ties: 1928, 1930, 1931, 1939, 1954, 1970, 1971, 1978

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/