Sacramento - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over 14 decades at Sacramento, California. Listed for every decade from the 1880s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. Measurements are missing for the years 1940, 1929, 1927, 1924, 1918, 1917 and 1886. All the temperature data were collected at the California State University campus in Sacramento.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Sacramento
High °F Decade High °C
76.3 2010s 24.6
75.7 2000s 24.3
75.8 1990s 24.3
75.2 1980s 24.0
74.4 1970s 23.6
73.4 1960s 23.0
73.5 1950s 23.1
72.3 1940s 22.4
73.5 1930s 23.0
71.9 1920s 22.1
70.8 1910s 21.5
70.3 1900s 21.3
71.1 1890s 21.7
71.4 1880s 21.9

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Sacramento
Low °F Decade Low °C
51.4 2010s 10.8
51.0 2000s 10.6
51.9 1990s 11.1
50.9 1980s 10.5
51.2 1970s 10.6
49.9 1960s 10.0
49.3 1950s 9.6
48.9 1940s 9.4
49.1 1930s 9.5
48.8 1920s 9.3
48.5 1910s 9.1
49.3 1900s 9.6
48.7 1890s 9.3
49.2 1880s 9.6

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Sacramento reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 225 91
2000s 218 87
1990s 225 88
1980s 221 83
1970s 210 81
1960s 206 75
1950s 210 69
1940s 196 60
1930s 211 70
1920s 195 57
1910s 189 42
1900s 185 39
1890s 192 49
1880s 198 45

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Sacramento dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 0 5
2000s 0 4
1990s 0 4
1980s 0 7
1970s 0 4
1960s 0 9
1950s 0 9
1940s 0 13
1930s 0 9
1920s 0 10
1910s 0 8
1900s 0 6
1890s 0 11
1880s 0 15
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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