Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, May 1918

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1918
1-Month
0.35"
(8.89mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1910 1924
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1998
Ties: 1897, 2014
Apr–May 1918
2-Month
0.96"
(24.38mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
-1.56"
(-39.63mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1910 1909
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1896
Mar–May 1918
3-Month
6.29"
(159.77mm)
5.73"
(145.54mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1917 2008
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1995
Feb–May 1918
4-Month
11.49"
(291.85mm)
9.58"
(243.33mm)
1.91"
(48.52mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1917 1997
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1998
Jan–May 1918
5-Month
12.55"
(318.77mm)
13.83"
(351.28mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1917 2013
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1998
Dec 1917–May 1918
6-Month
13.74"
(349.00mm)
17.45"
(443.23mm)
-3.71"
(-94.23mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1913 1977
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1998
Nov 1917–May 1918
7-Month
15.30"
(388.62mm)
20.03"
(508.76mm)
-4.73"
(-120.14mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1913 1977
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1983
Oct 1917–May 1918
8-Month
15.31"
(388.87mm)
21.23"
(539.24mm)
-5.92"
(-150.37mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1913 1977
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1983
Sep 1917–May 1918
9-Month
15.50"
(393.70mm)
21.67"
(550.42mm)
-6.17"
(-156.72mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1898 1977
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1983
Aug 1917–May 1918
10-Month
15.72"
(399.29mm)
21.92"
(556.77mm)
-6.20"
(-157.48mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1898 1977
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1983
Jul 1917–May 1918
11-Month
15.94"
(404.88mm)
22.09"
(561.09mm)
-6.15"
(-156.21mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1913 1977
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1983
Ties: 1913
Jun 1917–May 1918
12-Month
15.96"
(405.38mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-6.48"
(-164.60mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1898 1977
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1983
Dec 1916–May 1918
18-Month
31.06"
(788.92mm)
39.86"
(1,012.44mm)
-8.80"
(-223.52mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1913 1977
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1983
Jun 1916–May 1918
24-Month
35.36"
(898.14mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-9.54"
(-242.32mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1913 1977
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1983
Jun 1915–May 1918
36-Month
59.50"
(1,511.30mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-7.81"
(-198.37mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1913 2015
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1984
Jun 1914–May 1918
48-Month
87.15"
(2,213.61mm)
89.49"
(2,273.05mm)
-2.34"
(-59.44mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1913 2015
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1998
Jun 1913–May 1918
60-Month
117.22"
(2,977.39mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
5.54"
(140.72mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1916 1991
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/