Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1939
1-Month
0.18"
(4.57mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1938 1937, 2002
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1983
Jul–Aug 1939
2-Month
0.36"
(9.14mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1938 1940
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Ties: 1938, 1962, 2017
Jun–Aug 1939
3-Month
0.49"
(12.45mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1933 2002
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1913
Ties: 1987
May–Aug 1939
4-Month
1.52"
(38.61mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1938 1924
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1998
Ties: 1944
Apr–Aug 1939
5-Month
2.07"
(52.58mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1924 1985
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1896
Mar–Aug 1939
6-Month
4.72"
(119.89mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
-1.78"
(-45.21mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1934 2008
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1995
Feb–Aug 1939
7-Month
6.69"
(169.93mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-3.66"
(-92.96mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1934 1997
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1998
Jan–Aug 1939
8-Month
9.76"
(247.90mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
-4.84"
(-122.94mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1934 2013
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1995
Dec 1938–Aug 1939
9-Month
12.49"
(317.25mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
-5.73"
(-145.54mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1931 1924
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1998
Nov 1938–Aug 1939
10-Month
13.73"
(348.74mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
-7.07"
(-179.58mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1931 1924
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Oct 1938–Aug 1939
11-Month
15.24"
(387.10mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
-6.76"
(-171.70mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1931 1924
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Sep 1938–Aug 1939
12-Month
15.70"
(398.78mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-6.74"
(-171.20mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1934 1924
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Mar 1938–Aug 1939
18-Month
26.61"
(675.89mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
-2.35"
(-59.69mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1934 1977
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Sep 1937–Aug 1939
24-Month
49.04"
(1,245.62mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
4.14"
(105.16mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1937 1977
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Sep 1936–Aug 1939
36-Month
72.25"
(1,835.15mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
4.94"
(125.48mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1937 2014
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1984
Sep 1935–Aug 1939
48-Month
95.38"
(2,422.65mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
5.88"
(149.35mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1937 2015
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1998
Sep 1934–Aug 1939
60-Month
120.42"
(3,058.67mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1938 1991
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1911 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 18, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/