Climate at a Glance

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
0.87"
(22.10mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
-2.74"
(-69.59mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1930 1989
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1955
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
0.98"
(24.89mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
-5.17"
(-131.32mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
3.28"
(83.31mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
-4.06"
(-103.13mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1930 2013
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
3.53"
(89.66mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
-4.26"
(-108.21mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1917 2013
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
3.56"
(90.42mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
-4.48"
(-113.80mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1917 2013
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Ties: 1911
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
3.86"
(98.04mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
-4.35"
(-110.49mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1930 2013
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
4.06"
(103.12mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
-4.50"
(-114.30mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1930 1990
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
5.48"
(139.19mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
-3.96"
(-100.59mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1930 1959
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
7.31"
(185.67mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
-3.77"
(-95.76mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1949 1959
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
7.72"
(196.09mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
-6.57"
(-166.88mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1917 1959
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
10.89"
(276.61mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
-7.25"
(-184.15mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1923 2013
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
17.85"
(453.39mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
-4.54"
(-115.32mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1953 2013
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Ties: 2008
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
32.56"
(827.02mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1983
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
41.56"
(1,055.62mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
-3.21"
(-81.54mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1954 2014
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
64.56"
(1,639.82mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-2.66"
(-67.57mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1955 2015
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1983
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
81.75"
(2,076.45mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-7.68"
(-195.07mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1950 1949
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
109.72"
(2,786.89mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1951 1932
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 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/