Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1956
1-Month
2.30"
(58.42mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1955 1917
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1962
Ties: 1904
Sep–Oct 1956
2-Month
2.55"
(64.77mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1955 2020
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1962
Ties: 1918, 2000
Aug–Oct 1956
3-Month
2.58"
(65.53mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
0.69"
(17.52mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1955 1995, 2002
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1962
Jul–Oct 1956
4-Month
2.88"
(73.15mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
0.81"
(20.57mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1955 2002, 2020
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1962
Ties: 2000
Jun–Oct 1956
5-Month
3.08"
(78.23mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1955 2002
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1982
May–Oct 1956
6-Month
4.50"
(114.30mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1955 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1957
Ties: 2011
Apr–Oct 1956
7-Month
6.33"
(160.78mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1955 2002
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1963
Mar–Oct 1956
8-Month
6.74"
(171.20mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1955 2008
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1983
Feb–Oct 1956
9-Month
9.91"
(251.71mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-2.08"
(-52.84mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1955 1966
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1998
Jan–Oct 1956
10-Month
16.87"
(428.50mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1955 2013
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1998
Dec 1955–Oct 1956
11-Month
27.55"
(699.77mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
7.68"
(195.07mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Nov 1955–Oct 1956
12-Month
30.24"
(768.10mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
May 1955–Oct 1956
18-Month
32.35"
(821.69mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
6.60"
(167.64mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1983
Nov 1954–Oct 1956
24-Month
47.00"
(1,193.80mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1983
Nov 1953–Oct 1956
36-Month
67.67"
(1,718.82mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1955 2014
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1984
Nov 1952–Oct 1956
48-Month
90.28"
(2,293.11mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
0.81"
(20.57mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1955 2015
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1998
Nov 1951–Oct 1956
60-Month
119.34"
(3,031.24mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
7.69"
(195.33mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1955 1991
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 23, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/