Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, May 1960

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1960
1-Month
1.05"
(26.67mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1959 1924
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1998
Ties: 1922
Apr–May 1960
2-Month
2.47"
(62.74mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1959 1909
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1896
Mar–May 1960
3-Month
5.31"
(134.87mm)
5.73"
(145.54mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1959 2008
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1995
Feb–May 1960
4-Month
10.45"
(265.43mm)
9.58"
(243.33mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1997
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Jan–May 1960
5-Month
14.13"
(358.90mm)
13.83"
(351.28mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1959 2013
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Dec 1959–May 1960
6-Month
15.84"
(402.34mm)
17.45"
(443.23mm)
-1.61"
(-40.89mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Nov 1959–May 1960
7-Month
15.98"
(405.89mm)
20.03"
(508.76mm)
-4.05"
(-102.87mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Oct 1959–May 1960
8-Month
16.19"
(411.23mm)
21.23"
(539.24mm)
-5.04"
(-128.01mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Sep 1959–May 1960
9-Month
17.42"
(442.47mm)
21.67"
(550.42mm)
-4.25"
(-107.95mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Aug 1959–May 1960
10-Month
17.64"
(448.06mm)
21.92"
(556.77mm)
-4.28"
(-108.71mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Jul 1959–May 1960
11-Month
17.72"
(450.09mm)
22.09"
(561.09mm)
-4.37"
(-111.00mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Jun 1959–May 1960
12-Month
17.77"
(451.36mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-4.67"
(-118.62mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Dec 1958–May 1960
18-Month
30.50"
(774.70mm)
39.86"
(1,012.44mm)
-9.36"
(-237.74mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1983
Jun 1958–May 1960
24-Month
33.99"
(863.35mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-10.91"
(-277.11mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1934 1977
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1983
Jun 1957–May 1960
36-Month
66.86"
(1,698.24mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1957 2015
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1984
Jun 1956–May 1960
48-Month
85.71"
(2,177.03mm)
89.49"
(2,273.05mm)
-3.78"
(-96.02mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1957 2015
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1998
Jun 1955–May 1960
60-Month
114.31"
(2,903.47mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
2.63"
(66.80mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1959 1991
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/