Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1937
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2014
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1949
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Ties: 1932, 1973
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1949
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1923
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1925, 1929
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2021
Ties: 1903, 1916, 1942
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2015, 2018
Ties: 1896, 1957
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
59.3°F
(15.2°C)
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Ties: 1952, 1957
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
59.5°F
(15.3°C)
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1917
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1919, 1922, 1952, 1954
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1915, 1926, 1976
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
58.1°F
(14.5°C)
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1949
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1897, 1901, 1936, 1946, 1952, 1956
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1949
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1897, 1899, 1902, 1930, 1931, 1955, 1977
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1913
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Ties: 1939, 1944, 1987
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
57.7°F
(14.3°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1913
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2016
Ties: 1939, 1952, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1983
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1914
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016, 2017
Ties: 1928, 1938, 1939, 1943, 1953, 1970
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1913
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Ties: 1933, 1934
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1913
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018, 2019
Ties: 1955, 1959, 1965, 1978

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 23, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/