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Desert in Northern Los Angeles County

Desert in Northern Los Angeles County. Photo by Marioschidtphoto via Pixabay.com.


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-- Temperature Records for Select Los Angeles County Locations
-- Monthly Temperature Normals & Records for Downtown Los Angeles
-- Daily High/Low Temperatures for Downtown Los Angeles
-- Monthly High/Low & Average Temperatures for Downtown Los Angeles



Temperatures - Monthly Averages, Average Maximums, Average Minimums

Normals, averaged over the period of 1991-2020.

Measured in Degrees Fahrenheit

Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Burbank 1 Avg 56.1 56.6 59.3 62.3 66.1 70.1 75.6 76.9 74.7 68.4 60.7 55.1 65.2
Max 67.0 66.8 69.5 72.7 75.5 80.3 86.7 88.9 86.6 79.4 72.5 66.1 76.0
Min 45.3 46.4 49.0 51.9 56.6 59.9 64.5 64.9 62.9 57.5 49.0 44.2 54.3
Lancaster 2 Avg 45.0 48.0 53.5 58.9 67.5 76.4 82.4 81.3 74.2 62.9 51.0 43.7 62.1
Max 58.7 61.5 67.2 72.9 81.6 91.3 97.6 97.8 91.4 80.0 67.0 57.7 77.0
Min 31.3 34.5 39.8 44.9 53.4 61.5 67.2 64.7 56.9 45.8 35.0 29.7 47.1
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Long Beach 3 Avg 57.1 57.6 59.9 62.7 65.5 68.7 73.1 74.3 73.1 68.4 62.0 56.7 64.9
Max 67.4 66.8 68.6 71.4 73.1 76.1 81.4 83.2 82.4 77.7 72.5 66.7 73.9
Min 46.9 48.4 51.2 53.9 57.9 61.3 64.9 65.5 63.9 59.1 51.6 46.6 55.9
Los Angeles Airport 4 Avg 57.9 57.9 59.1 61.1 63.6 66.4 69.6 70.7 70.1 67.1 62.3 57.6 63.6
Max 66.3 65.6 66.1 68.1 69.5 72.0 75.1 76.7 76.5 74.4 70.9 66.1 70.6
Min 49.4 50.1 52.2 54.2 57.6 60.9 64.0 64.8 63.7 59.8 53.7 49.1 56.6
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Los Angeles Downtown 5 Avg 58.4 59.0 61.1 63.6 65.9 69.3 73.3 74.7 73.6 69.3 63.0 57.8 65.8
Max 68.0 68.0 69.9 72.4 73.7 77.2 82.0 84.0 83.0 78.6 72.9 67.4 74.8
Min 48.9 50.0 52.4 54.8 58.1 61.4 64.7 65.4 64.2 59.9 53.1 48.2 56.8
Palmdale 6 Avg 45.9 48.9 53.8 59.3 67.4 75.4 82.5 81.8 75.2 64.1 52.5 44.7 62.6
Max 58.9 61.8 67.5 73.4 82.0 91.0 97.6 97.7 91.6 79.7 67.3 57.7 77.2
Min 32.8 36.1 40.2 45.2 52.8 59.9 67.4 66.0 58.8 48.6 37.7 31.6 48.1
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Pasadena 7 Avg 56.8 57.7 60.5 63.4 66.1 70.7 75.6 77.2 75.8 69.7 62.1 56.0 66.0
Max 68.1 69.3 72.6 76.2 78.3 83.7 89.1 91.3 89.9 83.0 74.7 67.2 78.6
Min 45.5 46.1 48.4 50.6 53.9 57.8 62.0 63.2 61.6 56.3 49.6 44.7 53.3
San Gabriel Valley 8 Avg 59.6 59.3 62.2 64.6 67.7 69.3 77.6 78.5 76.1 68.0 64.3 58.4 67.2
Max 70.7 70.5 74.9 77.8 80.6 82.8 93.2 95.1 91.9 84.3 76.7 69.2 80.8
Min 48.6 48.0 49.6 51.4 54.7 58.4 62.0 61.9 60.4 54.8 52.0 47.6 54.2
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Sandberg 9 Avg 45.4 45.7 48.9 52.3 59.7 68.7 76.3 76.8 72.0 61.9 51.9 44.6 58.7
Max 52.3 53.0 57.3 62.0 70.2 79.9 87.7 88.3 82.7 71.3 59.9 51.6 68.0
Min 38.6 38.3 40.6 42.7 49.2 57.5 64.8 65.3 61.2 52.5 44.0 37.6 49.4
Santa Catalina Island 10 Avg 56.0 54.7 55.3 57.0 59.5 62.3 68.0 70.6 70.5 65.3 60.2 54.9 61.2
Max 61.8 60.2 61.4 63.9 67.0 69.8 76.7 79.0 78.3 72.6 66.7 60.3 68.1
Min 50.2 49.2 49.2 50.1 52.0 54.8 59.3 62.2 62.7 58.0 53.7 49.4 54.2
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Santa Clarita11 Avg 54.9 54.8 58.8 61.5 67.2 72.1 78.7 80.0 76.6 68.7 60.3 53.4 65.6
Max 63.2 64.8 70.4 74.2 80.8 87.4 94.2 95.8 90.9 81.1 71.3 62.4 78.0
Min 46.6 44.7 47.1 48.7 53.5 56.7 63.2 64.1 62.4 56.3 49.2 44.3 53.1
Santa Monica 12 Avg 57.3 57.3 58.7 60.4 62.7 65.5 69.0 69.8 69.2 66.1 61.0 57.0 62.8
Max 66.0 65.6 66.4 68.1 68.9 71.4 75.1 76.5 76.1 74.0 70.1 66.2 70.4
Min 48.7 49.0 51.0 52.8 56.6 59.6 62.9 63.2 62.3 58.1 52.0 47.7 55.3
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
UCLA 13 Avg 59.8 59.1 60.0 61.6 63.2 66.0 69.6 71.0 70.6 67.9 63.7 59.3 64.3
Max 67.7 67.0 68.0 69.6 70.2 72.9 76.9 78.8 78.7 76.2 72.1 67.1 72.1
Min 51.9 51.1 52.1 53.6 56.3 59.1 62.4 63.1 62.5 59.6 55.4 51.4 56.5
Van Nuys 14 Avg 57.2 57.4 60.6 63.4 67.5 72.0 77.8 79.0 76.6 69.8 62.2 56.1 66.6
Max 68.2 68.4 72.1 75.3 78.9 84.2 91.2 93.1 90.4 82.9 75.0 67.4 78.9
Min 46.1 46.4 49.2 51.5 56.1 59.8 64.3 64.9 62.7 56.6 49.3 44.9 54.3
Station Avg. Temp. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Whittier15 Avg 58.4 57.2 58.7 60.8 63.7 67.5 72.4 73.5 72.5 68.2 62.7 57.0 64.4
Max 69.0 68.4 70.8 73.5 77.1 81.8 87.8 89.2 87.8 81.4 74.7 67.5 77.4
Min 51.3 49.5 50.2 51.2 53.9 56.9 60.7 61.7 61.9 59.2 54.7 49.8 55.1
Woodland Hills 16 Avg 56.4 56.8 59.9 63.1 67.3 72.7 78.0 79.1 76.2 69.0 61.2 55.5 66.3
Max 69.8 70.0 74.0 78.0 82.0 88.5 95.1 97.4 93.9 85.2 76.4 68.9 81.6
Min 43.1 43.6 45.9 48.1 52.6 56.9 60.8 60.8 58.5 52.9 46.0 42.0 50.9

* The 30-year period of 1991-2020 is currently used by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to establish "normals" (averages). Normals are updated every ten years.

† Because NCEI had not calculated normals for this station (due to only a few years of available data), normals here are actually those for the nearest weather station, located at Fullerton Municipal Airport (5 miles away, southeast).


Precipitation (Rainfall) - Monthly "Normals" (Averages)

Rainy Day for Visitors to Avalon, Catalina Island

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

For the period of 1991-2020*.

Measured in inches

Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Burbank 1 2.97 3.95 2.43 0.74 0.29 0.09 0.01 0.01 0.11 0.60 0.69 2.02 13.91
Lancaster 2 1.46 1.76 0.96 0.39 0.10 0.05 0.14 0.01 0.12 0.34 0.37 1.11 6.81
Long Beach 3 2.89 3.02 1.65 0.56 0.26 0.07 0.05 0.01 0.08 0.53 0.75 2.15 12.02
Los Angeles Airport 4 2.86 2.99 1.73 0.60 0.28 0.08 0.04 0.00 0.11 0.49 0.82 2.23 12.23
Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Los Angeles Downtown 5 3.29 3.64 2.23 0.69 0.32 0.09 0.02 0.00 0.13 0.58 0.78 2.48 14.25
Palmdale 6 0.98 1.49 0.87 0.26 0.13 0.02 0.11 0.03 0.16 0.47 0.36 1.02 5.90
Pasadena 7 4.51 5.16 3.03 1.11 0.48 0.21 0.06 0.03 0.22 0.84 1.10 3.33 20.08
San Gabriel Valley 8 3.56 4.36 2.53 0.61 0.48 0.13 0.04 0.00 0.13 0.61 0.92 2.44 15.81
Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Sandberg 9 2.50 3.72 1.96 0.76 0.41 0.08 0.09 0.06 0.13 0.60 0.78 2.05 13.14
Santa Catalina Island 10 3.04 2.83 1.67 0.78 0.36 0.21 0.08 0.01 0.12 0.48 0.97 2.22 12.77
Santa Clarita11 4.23 4.54 2.90 0.83 0.30 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.52 0.82 2.62 16.89
Santa Monica 12 3.28 3.34 2.09 0.56 0.26 0.08 0.04 0.01 0.14 0.55 0.76 2.34 13.45
Station Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
UCLA 13 4.14 4.73 2.73 0.77 0.42 0.11 0.03 0.01 0.15 0.72 0.99 2.93 17.73
Van Nuys 14 2.75 3.79 2.50 0.71 0.29 0.07 0.00 0.01 0.12 0.48 0.75 1.95 13.42
Whittier 15 2.85 3.11 1.74 0.59 0.3 0.08 0.02 0.02 0.14 0.5 0.74 1.86 11.95
Woodland Hills 16 3.73 4.62 2.66 0.80 0.36 0.06 0.04 0.00 0.09 0.56 0.83 2.66 16.41

* The 30-year period of 1991-2020 is currently used by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to establish "normals" (averages). Normals are updated every ten years.

† Because NCEI had not calculated normals for this station (due to only a few years of available data), normals here are actually those for the nearest weather station, located at Fullerton Municipal Airport (5 miles away, southeast).


Snowfall - Latest and Records 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 2 Trace, Apr. 9, 1999 12.0 inches, Dec. 18, 1984 23.9 inches, Jan. 1979
Long Beach 3 Trace, Feb. 25, 1996 Trace, Feb. 25, 1996 Trace, Feb. 1996
Los Angeles Airport 5 Trace, Mar. 27, 1991 Trace, Mar. 27, 1991 Trace, Mar. 1991
Los Angeles Downtown 4 Trace, Jan. 22, 1962 2.0 inches, Jan. 15, 1932 2.0 inches, Jan. 1932
Station Last Recorded Snowfall Single Day Record Record Month
Palmdale 6 Trace, Jan. 31, 2016 14.3 inches, Jan. 4, 1974 24.9 inches, Jan. 1949
Pasadena 7 Trace, Jan. 28, 1979 3.0 inches, Jan. 11, 1949 3.0 inches, Jan. 1949
San Gabriel Valley 8 1.2 inches, Jan. 11, 1949 1.2 inches, Jan. 11, 1949 1.2 inches, Jan. 1949
Sandberg 9 3.0 inches, Mar. 27, 1979 20.8 inches, Jan. 7, 1974 55.1 inches, Jan. 1974
Santa Clarita 11 2.0 inches, Jan. 2, 2011 2.0 inches, Jan. 2, 2011 2.0 inches, Jan. 2011
Station Last Recorded Snowfall Single Day Record Record Month
UCLA 13 Trace, Mar. 8, 2013 Trace, Mar. 8, 2013 Trace, Mar. 2013
Van Nuys 14 Trace, Jan. 22, 1962 2.4 inches, Jan. 11, 1949 4.7 inches, Jan. 1949
Woodland Hills 16 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) Lancaster (William J Fox Airfield). Regular data recording began 4/16/1974.
3) Long Beach (Daugherty Field). Regular data recording began 1/1/1949.
4) Los Angeles International Airport. Regular data recording began 1/1/1936.
5) Downtown L.A. (USC Campus). Regular data recording began 7/1/1877.
6) Palmdale (Palmdale Regional Airport). Regular data recording began 1/2/1934.
7) Pasadena. Regular data recording began 1/1/1889.
8) San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel Fire Dept.). Regular data recording began 5/1/1939.
9) Sandberg. Regular data began 1/1/1948.
10) Santa Catalina Island (Catalina Airport). Regular data recording began 1/1/1948.
11) Santa Clarita (Newhall). Regular data recording began 8/10/1996.
12) Santa Monica (Santa Monica Municipal Airport). Regular data recording began 7/31/2000.
13) UCLA Campus. Regular data recording began 3/1/1933.
14) Van Nuys (Van Nuys Airport). Regular data recording began 4/1/1998.
15) Whittier (Whittier Hills, except for rainfall data, which, due to lacking sufficient rainfall data, is for Fullerton Municipal Airport, nearest weather station).
16) Woodland Hills (Pierce College). Regular data recording began 7/1/1949.

Sources: Western Regional Climate Center and National Centers For Environmental Information