Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1972
1-Month
0.19"
(4.83mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1970 1937, 2002
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Ties: 1970, 1974, 2004
Jul–Aug 1972
2-Month
0.22"
(5.59mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1960 1940
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Ties: 1949, 1957
Jun–Aug 1972
3-Month
0.62"
(15.75mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1913
Ties: 2017
May–Aug 1972
4-Month
1.08"
(27.43mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.57"
(-14.48mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1966 1924
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Ties: 1904, 2012, 2014
Apr–Aug 1972
5-Month
2.49"
(63.25mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1970 1985
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1896
Mar–Aug 1972
6-Month
3.65"
(92.71mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
-2.85"
(-72.39mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1966 2008
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1995
Feb–Aug 1972
7-Month
5.63"
(143.00mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-4.72"
(-119.89mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1966 1997
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Jan–Aug 1972
8-Month
7.47"
(189.74mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
-7.13"
(-181.10mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1924 2013
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1995
Dec 1971–Aug 1972
9-Month
12.48"
(316.99mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
-5.74"
(-145.80mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1966 1924
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Nov 1971–Aug 1972
10-Month
14.68"
(372.87mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
-6.12"
(-155.45mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1964 1924
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Oct 1971–Aug 1972
11-Month
15.19"
(385.83mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
-6.81"
(-172.97mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1959 1924
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Sep 1971–Aug 1972
12-Month
15.75"
(400.05mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-6.69"
(-169.93mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1959 1924
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Mar 1971–Aug 1972
18-Month
22.60"
(574.04mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
-6.36"
(-161.54mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1960 1977
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Sep 1970–Aug 1972
24-Month
38.95"
(989.33mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-5.95"
(-151.13mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1962 1977
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Sep 1969–Aug 1972
36-Month
61.63"
(1,565.40mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-5.68"
(-144.27mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1966 2014
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Sep 1968–Aug 1972
48-Month
93.40"
(2,372.36mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1968 2015
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Sep 1967–Aug 1972
60-Month
111.27"
(2,826.26mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1968 1991
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/