Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2003
1-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1932, 1990
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 1958
Ties: 1953, 1991, 2002
Nov–Dec 2003
2-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1998 1994
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 2002 1995
Ties: 1906, 1908, 1914, 1998
Oct–Dec 2003
3-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1916
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1995, 2014
Ties: 2019
Sep–Dec 2003
4-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1916
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2020
Ties: 2001
Aug–Dec 2003
5-Month
60.8°F
(16.0°C)
58.9°F
(14.9°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1916
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2020
Jul–Dec 2003
6-Month
63.8°F
(17.7°C)
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1916
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2020
Ties: 2008
Jun–Dec 2003
7-Month
64.9°F
(18.3°C)
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1916
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2020
May–Dec 2003
8-Month
64.5°F
(18.1°C)
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1916
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2020
Apr–Dec 2003
9-Month
62.9°F
(17.2°C)
61.4°F
(16.3°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1916
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2014, 2020
Ties: 1959
Mar–Dec 2003
10-Month
61.7°F
(16.5°C)
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1912
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2014
Ties: 1939, 1981
Feb–Dec 2003
11-Month
60.3°F
(15.7°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1911
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2014
Ties: 1926, 2002, 2004
Jan–Dec 2003
12-Month
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1911
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2014
Jul 2002–Dec 2003
18-Month
60.6°F
(15.9°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1912
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2015
Jan 2002–Dec 2003
24-Month
59.1°F
(15.1°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1912
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1997 2015
Ties: 2004
Jan 2001–Dec 2003
36-Month
59.1°F
(15.1°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1913
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1997 2016
Jan 2000–Dec 2003
48-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1912, 1914
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jan 1999–Dec 2003
60-Month
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1912, 1913
12th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 2008, 2009

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 13, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/