# monthly temperatue by state

I am trying to find out monthly average temperature and average rainfall for states of USA from 2015 to 2017. To my surprise I am not able to find it anywhere. Please help.

I could find this link - which provides data in a format I want. However, they took average of 30 years, 1981 to 2010. I need data for individual months, starting from Jan 2015 to Dec 2017 (36 data points).

• opendata.stackexchange.com/questions/10154/… may or may not be helpful-- you can get hourly data (but not average data) there and perhaps "compile" it yourself.
– user967
May 30 '18 at 17:23
• Average temperatures for a state aren't really meaningful, especially for the larger western states. Phoenix (Arizona) is very different from Flagstaff, Las Vegas (Nevada) from anywhere north of Tonopah, in California a reasonable bike ride will take you from hot San Jose to cold & foggy Santa Cruz... May 30 '18 at 19:00
• @jamesqf I'd say it depends what the interest is, but definitely agree that such a number may not be locally representative of the expected weather in large states. Given he wants three years of data, sounds like he has other interests in mind, such as trends? May 30 '18 at 23:26
• I agree @jamesqf, I should use data at a more detailed level (county level) as I am trying to find effect of temperature on sales, but the sales data I have is by state and month. So I have left with no other choice but to use monthly temperatures and monthly precipitation. May 31 '18 at 8:10

It may take a few minutes of work this way...

But did find digging through NCDC's climate data inventory, the climatological rankings pages should help find what you're looking for if you're looking for their full state averages.

• Sorry my bad, I was so numb to observe STATENUMBER in the link. Thanks for clarification. May 31 '18 at 8:02