Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
3.6°F
(2.0°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1932, 1990
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1958
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
2.9°F
(1.7°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1994
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1995
Ties: 1980, 1999, 2005, 2021
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1916
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1995, 2014
Ties: 1966, 1979
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1916
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2020
Ties: 1967, 1976
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
60.3°F
(15.7°C)
58.9°F
(14.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1916
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2020
Ties: 1933, 1980
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
62.8°F
(17.1°C)
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1916
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2020
Ties: 1959, 1980, 2006
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
64.3°F
(17.9°C)
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1916
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2020
Ties: 2006
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
64.0°F
(17.8°C)
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1916
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2020
Ties: 1996, 2013
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
61.4°F
(16.3°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1916
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2014, 2020
Ties: 1996
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
61.7°F
(16.5°C)
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2014
Ties: 1939, 2003
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
60.4°F
(15.8°C)
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1911
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2014
Ties: 1997
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
59.3°F
(15.2°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1911
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2014
Ties: 1992, 2013
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
60.5°F
(15.8°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 1997, 2004, 2009
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 1992, 2005
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
58.3°F
(14.6°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1913
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2016
Ties: 1959, 1961, 1990, 1994
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
58.2°F
(14.6°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912, 1914
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2017
Ties: 1960, 1987, 1991, 2011
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
58.1°F
(14.5°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912, 1913
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1962 2018

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2022, retrieved on August 7, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/