Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2020
1-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 2006 1897
88th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1934
Ties: 1906, 1944, 1946, 1955, 1967, 1971
Feb–Mar 2020
2-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1897, 1903
36th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2015
Ties: 1925, 1943, 2003
Jan–Mar 2020
3-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1949
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 1914, 1941, 1970, 2007
Dec 2019–Mar 2020
4-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1949
25th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 1930, 2005
Nov 2019–Mar 2020
5-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1949
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Oct 2019–Mar 2020
6-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 1930, 2009, 2013
Sep 2019–Mar 2020
7-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 1968
Aug 2019–Mar 2020
8-Month
55.6°F
(13.1°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2015
Ties: 1981
Jul 2019–Mar 2020
9-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1981
Jun 2019–Mar 2020
10-Month
59.1°F
(15.1°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
May 2019–Mar 2020
11-Month
59.1°F
(15.1°C)
57.7°F
(14.3°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 2000
Apr 2019–Mar 2020
12-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1917
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1996
Oct 2018–Mar 2020
18-Month
55.7°F
(13.2°C)
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1949
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Ties: 1998
Apr 2018–Mar 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: 2013 1913
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2015
Apr 2017–Mar 2020
36-Month
59.6°F
(15.3°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
2.3°F
(1.2°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1913, 1914, 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2016
Ties: 2021
Apr 2016–Mar 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
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Apr 2015–Mar 2020
60-Month
59.7°F
(15.4°C)
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1913, 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/