Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1940
1-Month
8.41"
(213.61mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
4.80"
(121.92mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1939 1989
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 1955
Nov–Dec 1940
2-Month
9.65"
(245.11mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
3.50"
(88.90mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1983
Oct–Dec 1940
3-Month
11.39"
(289.31mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1983
Sep–Dec 1940
4-Month
12.03"
(305.56mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
4.24"
(107.69mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
13th Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Aug–Dec 1940
5-Month
12.05"
(306.07mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1983
Jul–Dec 1940
6-Month
12.06"
(306.32mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
3.85"
(97.79mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1983
Jun–Dec 1940
7-Month
12.19"
(309.63mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
3.63"
(92.21mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1939 1990
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1983
May–Dec 1940
8-Month
12.87"
(326.90mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
3.43"
(87.12mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1939 1959
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1983
Apr–Dec 1940
9-Month
14.11"
(358.39mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
3.03"
(76.96mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1939 1959
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1983
Ties: 1913
Mar–Dec 1940
10-Month
17.85"
(453.39mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
3.56"
(90.42mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1939 1959
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1983
Feb–Dec 1940
11-Month
25.62"
(650.75mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
7.48"
(189.99mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1906 1983
Jan–Dec 1940
12-Month
32.67"
(829.82mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
10.28"
(261.11mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 1983
Jul 1939–Dec 1940
18-Month
38.60"
(980.44mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1939 1976
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Jan 1939–Dec 1940
24-Month
48.00"
(1,219.20mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1939 2014
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Jan 1938–Dec 1940
36-Month
76.67"
(1,947.42mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
9.45"
(240.03mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1939 2015
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Jan 1937–Dec 1940
48-Month
104.47"
(2,653.54mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
15.04"
(382.02mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1939 1949
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 1983
Jan 1936–Dec 1940
60-Month
128.42"
(3,261.87mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
16.77"
(425.96mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1932
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/