Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, August 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 2020
1-Month
79.0°F
(26.1°C)
73.7°F
(23.2°C)
5.3°F
(2.9°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2020
Jul–Aug 2020
2-Month
77.8°F
(25.4°C)
74.2°F
(23.4°C)
3.6°F
(2.0°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jun–Aug 2020
3-Month
75.4°F
(24.1°C)
72.2°F
(22.3°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 2006
May–Aug 2020
4-Month
72.7°F
(22.6°C)
69.4°F
(20.8°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899, 1907
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Ties: 2006
Apr–Aug 2020
5-Month
69.5°F
(20.8°C)
66.3°F
(19.1°C)
3.2°F
(1.7°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 2014, 2018
Mar–Aug 2020
6-Month
65.9°F
(18.8°C)
63.4°F
(17.4°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 1926
Feb–Aug 2020
7-Month
63.5°F
(17.5°C)
60.8°F
(16.0°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1948
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2015
Ties: 1931, 1992, 1996
Jan–Aug 2020
8-Month
61.2°F
(16.2°C)
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917, 1955
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Dec 2019–Aug 2020
9-Month
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917, 1949
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 2017
Nov 2019–Aug 2020
10-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 1934
Oct 2019–Aug 2020
11-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 1981, 2013
Sep 2019–Aug 2020
12-Month
59.6°F
(15.3°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 1959, 2004
Mar 2019–Aug 2020
18-Month
61.3°F
(16.3°C)
59.3°F
(15.2°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1913, 1917, 1949
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 2002, 2004
Sep 2018–Aug 2020
24-Month
59.2°F
(15.1°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1913
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Sep 2017–Aug 2020
36-Month
59.6°F
(15.3°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1913
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2016
Ties: 2019
Sep 2016–Aug 2020
48-Month
59.6°F
(15.3°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
2.3°F
(1.2°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1913
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2016, 2017, 2018
Sep 2015–Aug 2020
60-Month
59.7°F
(15.4°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1913
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Ties: 2015

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/