Climate at a Glance

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1932, 1990
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 1958
Ties: 1982
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1994
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1986 1995
Ties: 1913, 1927, 1963, 2000, 2004
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1916
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1995, 2014
Ties: 1962
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1916
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2014
Ties: 1933, 1962, 2002, 2016
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
60.2°F
(15.7°C)
58.9°F
(14.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1916
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2014
Ties: 1996, 2002, 2005
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
63.1°F
(17.3°C)
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1916
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2014
Ties: 1933, 1939, 1999, 2002, 2015
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
63.8°F
(17.7°C)
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1916
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2014, 2017
Ties: 1939, 1999
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
63.4°F
(17.4°C)
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1916
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2014
Ties: 1929, 1936, 1959, 1967, 1999, 2019
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
61.4°F
(16.3°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1916
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2014
Ties: 1926, 1940, 1995, 2000
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
61.4°F
(16.3°C)
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2014
Ties: 1936, 1940, 1950, 1958, 1989, 2009, 2019
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
60.2°F
(15.7°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1911
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2014
Ties: 1958, 1959, 1995
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1911
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2014
Ties: 1926, 1940, 2000, 2002, 2009
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
59.7°F
(15.4°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2015
Ties: 2005
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1960, 1993, 1995, 2012
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1913
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2016
Ties: 1960, 2001
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
58.3°F
(14.6°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912, 1914
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2017
Ties: 1990, 1993, 1994, 1999
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
58.3°F
(14.6°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912, 1913
26th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1989, 2001, 2002

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 10, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/