Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of October 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


California

Precipitation Rankings, October 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2021
1-Month
3.70"
(93.98mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
2.50"
(63.50mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2020 1917
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1962
Sep–Oct 2021
2-Month
4.05"
(102.87mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2020 2020
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1962
Aug–Oct 2021
3-Month
4.15"
(105.41mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2020 1995, 2002
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1962
Jul–Oct 2021
4-Month
4.44"
(112.78mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
2.37"
(60.20mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2020 2002, 2020
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1962
Jun–Oct 2021
5-Month
4.58"
(116.33mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1982
May–Oct 2021
6-Month
4.69"
(119.13mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
1.39"
(35.31mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
14th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1957
Ties: 1989
Apr–Oct 2021
7-Month
4.98"
(126.49mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1963
Mar–Oct 2021
8-Month
6.71"
(170.43mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
-1.43"
(-36.33mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2015 2008
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Feb–Oct 2021
9-Month
8.10"
(205.74mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-3.89"
(-98.81mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2020 1966
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1998
Jan–Oct 2021
10-Month
11.75"
(298.45mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-4.49"
(-114.05mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2020 2013
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1998
Dec 2020–Oct 2021
11-Month
13.58"
(344.93mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
-6.29"
(-159.77mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Nov 2020–Oct 2021
12-Month
14.77"
(375.16mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-7.67"
(-194.82mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
May 2020–Oct 2021
18-Month
16.37"
(415.80mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-9.38"
(-238.25mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Nov 2019–Oct 2021
24-Month
30.30"
(769.62mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-14.57"
(-370.08mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Nov 2018–Oct 2021
36-Month
58.13"
(1,476.50mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-9.16"
(-232.67mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2016 2014
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1984
Nov 2017–Oct 2021
48-Month
74.31"
(1,887.47mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-15.16"
(-385.07mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 2016 2015
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Nov 2016–Oct 2021
60-Month
105.85"
(2,688.59mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-5.80"
(-147.32mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2018 1991
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 1, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/