Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1938
1-Month
1.51"
(38.35mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1937 1917
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1962
Sep–Oct 1938
2-Month
1.97"
(50.04mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1995
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1962
Ties: 1896, 1996
Aug–Oct 1938
3-Month
2.08"
(52.83mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1995, 2002
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1962
Jul–Oct 1938
4-Month
2.33"
(59.18mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1937 2002
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1962
Ties: 2009
Jun–Oct 1938
5-Month
2.56"
(65.02mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.14"
(3.55mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1937 2002
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1982
May–Oct 1938
6-Month
3.02"
(76.71mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1937 2002
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1957
Ties: 1909
Apr–Oct 1938
7-Month
4.87"
(123.70mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1937 2002
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1963
Ties: 1993
Mar–Oct 1938
8-Month
12.88"
(327.15mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
4.74"
(120.39mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1937 2008
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 1983
Feb–Oct 1938
9-Month
21.24"
(539.50mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
9.25"
(234.95mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1937 1966
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1998
Jan–Oct 1938
10-Month
24.70"
(627.38mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
8.46"
(214.88mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1937 2013
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 1998
Dec 1937–Oct 1938
11-Month
29.96"
(760.98mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
10.09"
(256.28mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1937 1977
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 1983
Nov 1937–Oct 1938
12-Month
34.05"
(864.87mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
11.61"
(294.89mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1937 1977
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
May 1937–Oct 1938
18-Month
36.55"
(928.37mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
10.80"
(274.32mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1937 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 1983
Nov 1936–Oct 1938
24-Month
57.17"
(1,452.12mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
12.30"
(312.42mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1937 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 1983
Nov 1935–Oct 1938
36-Month
80.19"
(2,036.83mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
12.90"
(327.66mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1937 2014
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1984
Nov 1934–Oct 1938
48-Month
104.37"
(2,651.00mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
14.90"
(378.46mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1937 2015
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 1998
Nov 1933–Oct 1938
60-Month
120.54"
(3,061.72mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
8.89"
(225.81mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1991
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1911 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/