Climate at a Glance

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
62.2°F
(16.8°C)
60.7°F
(15.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1977
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2001
Ties: 1941, 1943, 1972, 2005, 2016
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1967
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1992
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1934
Ties: 1972, 1993
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
54.8°F
(12.7°C)
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1934
Ties: 2000
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
53.6°F
(12.0°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
2.9°F
(1.7°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1940 2015
Ties: 1940, 1996, 2016
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2015
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Ties: 1914
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Ties: 1930, 1970, 1980, 2001
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Ties: 1943, 1954
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2015
Ties: 1968, 1981, 1989
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2015
Ties: 1978, 1985, 2010, 2012
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.3°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1913, 1917
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2015
Ties: 1931, 1978, 1985
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
58.2°F
(14.6°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1913, 1917
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2016
Ties: 2001
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1913
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2016, 2017, 2018
Ties: 1936, 1942, 1959
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1913, 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2018
Ties: 1940, 1943, 1960, 1981, 1985

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/