Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1940
1-Month
0.02"
(0.51mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1937, 2002
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983
Ties: 1911, 1928, 1960
Jul–Aug 1940
2-Month
0.03"
(0.76mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1940
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983
Jun–Aug 1940
3-Month
0.16"
(4.06mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1928 2002
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1913
Ties: 1928
May–Aug 1940
4-Month
0.84"
(21.34mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.81"
(-20.57mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1935 1924
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Apr–Aug 1940
5-Month
2.08"
(52.83mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1939 2021
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1896
Mar–Aug 1940
6-Month
5.82"
(147.83mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1939 2008
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1995
Feb–Aug 1940
7-Month
13.59"
(345.19mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
3.24"
(82.30mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1939 1997, 2021
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1998
Jan–Aug 1940
8-Month
20.64"
(524.26mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
6.04"
(153.42mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1995
Dec 1939–Aug 1940
9-Month
23.65"
(600.71mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1939 1924
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1998
Nov 1939–Aug 1940
10-Month
24.11"
(612.39mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
3.31"
(84.07mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1924
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Oct 1939–Aug 1940
11-Month
25.10"
(637.54mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1939 1924
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Sep 1939–Aug 1940
12-Month
26.21"
(665.73mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
3.77"
(95.75mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1939 2021
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Mar 1939–Aug 1940
18-Month
30.93"
(785.62mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
1.97"
(50.04mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1939 1977
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Sep 1938–Aug 1940
24-Month
41.91"
(1,064.51mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-2.99"
(-75.95mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1935 1977
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983
Sep 1937–Aug 1940
36-Month
75.25"
(1,911.35mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1939 2014
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1984
Sep 1936–Aug 1940
48-Month
98.46"
(2,500.88mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
8.96"
(227.58mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1939 2015
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1998
Sep 1935–Aug 1940
60-Month
121.59"
(3,088.39mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
9.91"
(251.72mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1939 1991
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1911 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 29, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/