Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1987
1-Month
63.5°F
(17.5°C)
60.7°F
(15.9°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1977
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2001
Apr–May 1987
2-Month
61.4°F
(16.3°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
4.0°F
(2.2°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1967
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1992
Ties: 1931
Mar–May 1987
3-Month
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 1934
Feb–May 1987
4-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 1934
Jan–May 1987
5-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 1928, 2003
Dec 1986–May 1987
6-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 1943, 2003
Nov 1986–May 1987
7-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2015
Oct 1986–May 1987
8-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 1943, 1989, 2012
Sep 1986–May 1987
9-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 1938, 1941, 1963, 2005
Aug 1986–May 1987
10-Month
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 1931
Jul 1986–May 1987
11-Month
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 1918, 1936, 1941, 1961
Jun 1986–May 1987
12-Month
58.1°F
(14.5°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 2008
Dec 1985–May 1987
18-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 2003, 2005
Jun 1985–May 1987
24-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1913, 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2015
Ties: 1940, 1959, 1981, 1982, 1989
Jun 1984–May 1987
36-Month
58.1°F
(14.5°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1913, 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2016
Ties: 1991
Jun 1983–May 1987
48-Month
58.2°F
(14.6°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1913
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1962 2016, 2017, 2018
Ties: 1990
Jun 1982–May 1987
60-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1913, 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2018
Ties: 1934, 1942

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/