Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1942
1-Month
3.62"
(91.95mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1939 1989
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1955
Nov–Dec 1942
2-Month
7.17"
(182.12mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Oct–Dec 1942
3-Month
7.70"
(195.58mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Sep–Dec 1942
4-Month
7.78"
(197.61mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Aug–Dec 1942
5-Month
8.06"
(204.72mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
0.02"
(0.50mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Jul–Dec 1942
6-Month
8.10"
(205.74mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
-0.11"
(-2.79mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Jun–Dec 1942
7-Month
8.20"
(208.28mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1990
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
May–Dec 1942
8-Month
10.06"
(255.52mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
0.62"
(15.74mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1939 1959
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Ties: 1963
Apr–Dec 1942
9-Month
13.63"
(346.20mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1939 1959
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Ties: 1900
Mar–Dec 1942
10-Month
15.25"
(387.35mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1939 1959
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Feb–Dec 1942
11-Month
18.83"
(478.28mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
0.69"
(17.52mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Ties: 1897
Jan–Dec 1942
12-Month
22.47"
(570.74mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1939 2013
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Jul 1941–Dec 1942
18-Month
34.70"
(881.38mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
4.04"
(102.62mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1939 1976
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Jan 1941–Dec 1942
24-Month
57.33"
(1,456.18mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
12.56"
(319.02mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1940 2014
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Jan 1940–Dec 1942
36-Month
90.00"
(2,286.00mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
22.78"
(578.61mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1941 2015
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Jan 1939–Dec 1942
48-Month
105.33"
(2,675.38mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
15.90"
(403.86mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1940 1949
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Jan 1938–Dec 1942
60-Month
134.00"
(3,403.60mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
22.35"
(567.69mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1940 1932
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/