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Desert in Northern Los Angeles County

Desert in Northern Los Angeles County. Photo courtesy of Marioschidtphoto & Pixabay.com.

Also see: Temperature Records for Select Los Angeles County Locations
and Monthly Temperature Normals & Records for Downtown Los Angeles
and Daily High/Low Temperatures for Downtown Los Angeles
and Monthly High/Low & Average Temperatures for Downtown Los Angeles



Monthly Average Maximum & Minimum Temperatures

For the period of 1981-2010* except where noted.

Measured in Degrees Fahrenheit

Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Burbank 1 Max 65.2 65.5 68.4 73.4 75.6 77.5 83.1 84.1 85.1 78.9 70.9 65.1 86.8
Min 45.9 47.6 49.6 52.7 57.2 62.0 68.3 68.6 64.5 58.6 51.3 46.6 44.2
Culver City 2 Max 65.1 65.9 67.4 70.3 71.7 74.6 77.9 78.6 77.7 74.3 68.8 64.6 71.4
Min 47.8 48.7 50.4 52.8 56.6 59.8 62.7 62.9 61.7 57.3 51.2 47.3 55.0
Hawthorne 3 ** Max 68.3 68.0 69.0 72.3 72.2 72.0 77.0 76.6 81.2 76.3 72.0 66.4 81.4
Min 50.8 52.2 53.8 55.1 60.0 63.5 66.6 67.3 65.5 61.2 55.8 50.5 48.3
Lancaster 4 Max 58.7 61.7 67.1 73.2 82.3 90.9 97.8 97.5 90.7 79.4 66.9 57.9 77.1
Min 31.1 34.9 39.3 44.9 54.0 61.3 66.8 64.3 56.6 45.9 35.9 29.7 47.1
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Long Beach 5 Max 67.4 67.2 68.6 71.7 73.6 76.7 81.9 83.8 82.1 77.2 72.1 66.8 74.1
Min 46.1 48.0 50.5 53.2 57.6 61.0 64.5 64.9 63.2 58.3 50.8 45.8 55.4
Los Angeles Downtown 6 Max 68.2 68.6 70.2 72.7 74.5 78.1 83.1 84.4 83.1 78.5 72.8 67.7 75.2
Min 47.8 49.3 51.0 53.5 57.1 60.3 63.6 64.1 63.1 58.7 52.0 47.5 55.7
Los Angeles Airport 7 Max 64.6 64.3 64.4 66.4 68.1 70.6 73.8 74.9 74.6 72.5 68.9 64.6 69.0
Min 48.8 50.0 51.7 53.8 57.3 60.5 63.7 64.3 63.2 59.3 53.2 48.7 56.2
Palmdale 8 Max 54.8 57.6 62.7 70.7 79.3 85.5 90.5 89.1 83.9 74.7 61.3 55.1 91.1
Min 36.3 38.8 42.3 45.8 55.0 62.3 74.9 71.5 63.8 51.1 40.7 34.7 33.1
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Pasadena 9 Max 68.1 69.6 72.4 76.0 79.1 83.6 89.4 91.1 89.2 82.2 73.9 67.1 78.5
Min 47.6 48.6 50.3 52.9 56.6 60.3 64.2 64.9 63.4 58.0 51.4 46.9 55.5
Pearblossom 10 *** Max 57.7 60.7 66.6 72.9 82.4 91.2 96.7 95.5 89.2 77.6 65.0 56.4 76.1
Min 37.2 39.0 42.0 45.8 53.2 60.3 67.2 66.9 61.5 53.0 43.2 36.6 50.6
Sandberg 11 Max 48.7 49.7 54.0 58.7 67.3 76.7 84.4 84.6 78.7 67.4 55.8 48.0 64.6
Min 37.2 37.9 39.3 42.0 48.8 56.4 63.6 63.8 59.8 51.4 42.5 36.7 48.3
Santa Catalina Island 12 Max 60.4 60.2 61.2 62.5 65.6 69.1 75.4 77.6 75.4 71.7 64.8 59.3 67.0
Min 49.5 48.2 48.5 48.9 52.1 54.3 59.5 61.7 61.5 57.7 53.0 48.6 53.7
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Santa Monica 13 **** Max 68.3 67.2 68.1 69.6 70.3 69.9 74.5 73.9 78.0 73.5 71.0 65.8 78.4
Min 48.9 50.6 52.6 53.1 58.7 62.3 65.8 65.4 63.0 58.8 53.6 49.2 47.6
Torrance 14 Max 65.6 65.9 66.7 70.9 70.5 72.5 75.8 76.6 78.8 75.7 69.8 63.8 81.6
Min 49.0 50.2 51.7 54.5 58.3 61.4 64.9 65.5 64.2 59.8 53.2 48.7 46.5
UCLA 15 Max 67.1 66.9 67.5 69.5 70.3 72.8 77.1 78.6 78.3 75.4 71.2 66.7 71.8
Min 50.9 50.6 51.2 53.0 55.6 58.4 61.7 62.3 61.5 58.8 54.5 50.7 55.8
Van Nuys 16 ** Max 67.9 66.1 68.9 74.0 78.2 80.7 85.9 86.5 87.0 79.2 71.9 67.6 89.3
Min 46.4 47.1 49.4 51.4 58.5 62.8 70.0 70.1 64.9 58.8 51.5 45.4 43.4
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Woodland Hills 17 Max 65.3 65.5 67.4 72.7 76.7 79.4 84.3 85.4 84.0 77.4 69.5 64.8 87.4
Min 44.9 46.1 48.0 51.1 57.0 61.7 69.4 69.9 63.9 57.8 49.8 44.6 42.1

Monthly Total "Normal" (Average) Precipitation (Rainfall)

Rainy Day for Visitors to Avalon, Catalina Island

Visitors to Avalon on Catalina Island arrive on a rainy day. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

For the period of 1981-2010* except where noted.

Measured in inches

Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Burbank 1 ** 2.79 4.17 1.47 0.99 0.18 0.09 0.00 0.01 0.10 0.97 0.60 1.70 12.34
Culver City 2 2.63 3.37 2.25 0.66 0.22 0.03 0.02 0.01 0.09 0.58 0.98 2.17 12.38
Hawthorne 2 ** 2.09 3.23 1.03 0.86 0.21 0.02 0.01 0.00 0.10 0.85 0.66 2.07 10.54
Lancaster 4 1.54 1.79 1.14 0.35 0.09 0.05 0.08 0.11 0.15 0.44 0.54 1.20 7.35
Long Beach 5 2.60 3.09 1.87 0.60 0.21 0.07 0.03 0.03 0.18 0.63 1.00 1.95 12.26
Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Los Angeles Downtown 6 3.12 3.80 2.43 0.91 0.26 0.09 0.01 0.04 0.24 0.66 1.04 2.33 14.93
Los Angeles Airport 7 2.71 3.25 1.85 0.70 0.22 0.08 0.03 0.05 0.21 0.56 1.11 2.05 12.82
Palmdale 8 0.90 1.76 0.43 0.28 0.13 0.04 0.05 0.02 0.10 0.59 0.30 0.95 5.32
Pasadena 9 4.54 5.25 3.30 1.39 0.38 0.21 0.05 0.12 0.41 0.97 1.53 3.09 21.25
Pearblossom 10 *** 1.33 1.78 0.84 0.31 0.16 0.05 0.08 0.27 0.13 0.35 0.42 1.04 6.32
Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Sandberg 11 2.08 3.05 1.62 0.74 0.31 0.08 0.05 0.03 0.18 0.63 0.80 2.13 11.57
Santa Catalina Island 12 2.83 3.06 2.05 0.71 0.21 0.22 0.06 0.05 0.21 0.64 1.23 2.46 13.73
Santa Monica 13 **** 2.98 3.80 1.09 0.53 0.16 0.01 0.18 0.01 0.09 0.87 0.52 2.42 10.93
Torrance 14 3.21 3.79 2.20 0.74 0.22 0.07 0.05 0.02 0.13 0.67 1.17 2.02 14.29
UCLA 15 3.99 5.07 2.84 0.97 0.31 0.11 0.02 0.05 0.25 0.91 1.36 2.66 18.44
Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Van Nuys 16 ** 2.41 3.82 1.12 0.95 0.20 0.04 0.00 0.02 0.11 0.74 0.61 1.59 11.05
Woodland Hills 17 3.69 4.71 2.84 0.98 0.31 0.07 0.02 0.05 0.17 0.88 1.32 2.66 17.68

* The 30-year period of 1981-2010 is currently used by the National Weather Service to establish "normals" (averages). This period will be updated in 2020. Some stations, where noted, either were missing data during this period or did not begin collecting data until later in the period. Their averages are adjusted accordingly.
** Due to missing data, "Normals" (averages) are for the period of 1998-2010.
*** Due to missing data, "Normals" (averages) are for the period of 1985-2010.
**** Due to missing data, "Normals" (averages) are for the period of 2000-2010.

Latest and Record Snowfall by Station

Palm Leaves Covered in Snow

Palm leaves covered by snow. Photo courtesy of Mexpixel.net & Pixabay.com.

Also see Snowfall in Los Angeles County.

Station Last Recorded Snowfall Single Day Record Record Month
Burbank 1 1.0 inches, Jan. 30, 1966 2.5 inches, Jan. 19, 1949 4.7 inches, Jan. 1949
Lancaster 4 Trace, Apr. 9, 1999 12.0 inches, Dec. 18, 1984 23.9 inches, Jan. 1979
Long Beach 5 Trace, Feb. 25, 1996 Trace, Feb. 25, 1996 Trace, Feb. 1996
Los Angeles Downtown 6 Trace, Jan. 22, 1962 2.0 inches, Jan. 15, 1932 2.0 inches, Jan. 1932
Los Angeles Airport 7 Trace, Mar. 27, 1991 Trace, Mar. 27, 1991 Trace, Mar. 1991
Palmdale 8 Trace, Jan. 31, 2016 14.3 inches, Jan. 4, 1974 24.9 inches, Jan. 1949
Pasadena 9 Trace, Jan. 28, 1979 3.0 inches, Jan. 11, 1949 3.0 inches, Jan. 1949
Station Last Recorded Snowfall Single Day Record Record Month
Pearblossom 10 Trace, Feb. 19, 2006 9.0 inches, Dec. 24, 1995 9.0 inches, Dec. 1995
Sandberg 11 3.0 inches, Mar. 27, 1979 20.8 inches, Jan. 7, 1974 55.1 inches, Jan. 1974
Torrance 14 Trace, Jan. 31, 1979 1.0 inches, Jan. 11, 1949 1.2 inches, Jan. 1949
UCLA 15 Trace, Mar. 8, 2013 Trace, Mar. 8, 2013 Trace, Mar. 2013
Van Nuys 17 Trace, Jan. 22, 1962 2.4 inches, Jan. 11, 1949 4.7 inches, Jan. 1949
Woodland Hills 17 0.5 inches, Feb. 8, 1989 0.5 inches, Feb. 8, 1989 0.5 inches, Feb. 1989

1) Burbank (Hollywood Burbank Airport). Regular data recording began 12/1/1935.
2) Culver City (Fire Department). Regular data recording began 1/1/1935.
3) Hawthorne (Hawthorne Municipal Airfield). Regular data recording began 11/7/1998
4) Lancaster (William J Fox Airfield). Regular data recording began 4/16/1974.
5) Long Beach (Daugherty Field). Regular data recording began 1/1/1949.
6) Downtown L.A. (USC Campus). Regular data recording began 7/1/1877.
7) Los Angeles International Airport. Regular data recording began 1/1/1936.
8) Palmdale (Palmdale Regional Airport). Regular data recording began 1/2/1934.
9) Pasadena. Regular data recording began 1/1/1889.
10) Pearblossom. Regular data recording began 6/1/1985.
11) Sandberg. Regular data began 1/1/1948.
12) Santa Catalina Island (Catalina Airport). Regular data recording began 1/1/1948.
13) Santa Monica (Santa Monica Municipal Airport). Regular data recording began 7/31/2000.
14) Torrance (Zamperini Field Airport). Regular data recording began 1/1/1932.
15) UCLA Campus. Regular data recording began 3/1/1933.
16) Van Nuys (Van Nuys Airport). Regular data recording began 4/1/1998.
17) Woodland Hills (Pierce College). Regular data recording began 7/1/1949.

Source: Western Regional Climate Center