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Climate of 2009 - February
California Divisions 2 and 3 Drought


National Climatic Data Center, 13 March 2009

Precipitation Ranks for
California Division 2, 2008-2009
Period Rank
Feb 35th wettest
( 80th driest)
Jan-Feb 43rd driest
Dec-Feb 25th driest
Nov-Feb 26th driest
Oct-Feb 28th driest
Sep-Feb 24th driest
Aug-Feb 23rd driest
Jul-Feb 23rd driest
Jun-Feb 18th driest
May-Feb 16th driest
Apr-Feb 12th driest
Mar-Feb 6th driest
Graphic showing  precipitation departures, January 1998 - present

Graphic showing  Palmer Z Index, January 1998 - present

Graphic showing  precipitation, February  1895-2009
Graphic showing  Palmer Hydrological Drought Index, January 1900 - February  2009



Precipitation Ranks for
California Division 3, 2008-2009
Period Rank
Feb 26th driest
Jan-Feb 9th driest
Dec-Feb 12th driest
Nov-Feb 10th driest
Oct-Feb 9th driest
Sep-Feb 6th driest
Aug-Feb 5th driest
Jul-Feb 4th driest
Jun-Feb 3rd driest
May-Feb 4th driest
Apr-Feb 2nd driest
Mar-Feb 1st driest
Graphic showing  precipitation departures, January 1998 - present

Graphic showing  Palmer Z Index, January 1998 - present

Graphic showing  precipitation, February  1895-2009
Graphic showing  Palmer Hydrological Drought Index, January 1900 - February  2009


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