Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1948
1-Month
3.72"
(94.49mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1947 1989
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1955
Ties: 1924
Nov–Dec 1948
2-Month
4.83"
(122.68mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Oct–Dec 1948
3-Month
5.71"
(145.03mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
-1.63"
(-41.41mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1947 2013
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Sep–Dec 1948
4-Month
6.11"
(155.19mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
-1.68"
(-42.68mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1947 2013
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Aug–Dec 1948
5-Month
6.19"
(157.23mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1947 2013
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Jul–Dec 1948
6-Month
6.36"
(161.54mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1947 2013
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Jun–Dec 1948
7-Month
7.02"
(178.31mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
-1.54"
(-39.11mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1947 1990
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
May–Dec 1948
8-Month
8.33"
(211.58mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
-1.11"
(-28.20mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1947 1959
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Apr–Dec 1948
9-Month
12.71"
(322.83mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1947 1959
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Mar–Dec 1948
10-Month
16.19"
(411.23mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1947 1959
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Feb–Dec 1948
11-Month
18.18"
(461.77mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1947 2013
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Jan–Dec 1948
12-Month
20.22"
(513.59mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
-2.17"
(-55.12mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1947 2013
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Jul 1947–Dec 1948
18-Month
25.64"
(651.26mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
-5.02"
(-127.50mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1976
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Jan 1947–Dec 1948
24-Month
33.39"
(848.11mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
-11.38"
(-289.05mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1947 2014
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Jan 1946–Dec 1948
36-Month
49.91"
(1,267.71mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-17.31"
(-439.68mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1930 2015
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1983
Jan 1945–Dec 1948
48-Month
76.29"
(1,937.77mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-13.14"
(-333.75mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1935 1949
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1983
Jan 1944–Dec 1948
60-Month
98.59"
(2,504.19mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-13.06"
(-331.72mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1936 1932
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 25, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/