Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1970
1-Month
5.67"
(144.02mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
2.06"
(52.33mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1969 1989
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1955
Nov–Dec 1970
2-Month
12.23"
(310.64mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
6.08"
(154.43mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Oct–Dec 1970
3-Month
13.20"
(335.28mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
5.86"
(148.84mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1969 2013
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Sep–Dec 1970
4-Month
13.24"
(336.30mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
5.45"
(138.43mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1969 2013
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Aug–Dec 1970
5-Month
13.43"
(341.12mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
5.39"
(136.90mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1969 2013
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Jul–Dec 1970
6-Month
13.56"
(344.42mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
5.35"
(135.89mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1969 2013
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Jun–Dec 1970
7-Month
14.15"
(359.41mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
5.59"
(141.99mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1969 1990
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
May–Dec 1970
8-Month
14.37"
(365.00mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1969 1959
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Apr–Dec 1970
9-Month
15.05"
(382.27mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
3.97"
(100.84mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1969 1959
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1983
Mar–Dec 1970
10-Month
17.49"
(444.25mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
3.20"
(81.28mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1969 1959
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Feb–Dec 1970
11-Month
19.65"
(499.11mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
1.51"
(38.35mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1968 2013
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Jan–Dec 1970
12-Month
27.81"
(706.37mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
5.42"
(137.66mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1968 2013
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Jul 1969–Dec 1970
18-Month
36.21"
(919.73mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
5.55"
(140.97mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1968 1976
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Jan 1969–Dec 1970
24-Month
58.41"
(1,483.61mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
13.64"
(346.45mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1969 2014
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Jan 1968–Dec 1970
36-Month
78.78"
(2,001.01mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
11.56"
(293.62mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1969 2015
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1983
Jan 1967–Dec 1970
48-Month
102.53"
(2,604.26mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
13.10"
(332.74mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1969 1949
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1983
Jan 1966–Dec 1970
60-Month
121.25"
(3,079.75mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
9.60"
(243.84mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1969 1932
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/