Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1973
1-Month
1.91"
(48.51mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1972 1917
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1962
Sep–Oct 1973
2-Month
2.44"
(61.98mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
0.79"
(20.07mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1995
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1962
Aug–Oct 1973
3-Month
2.61"
(66.29mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
0.72"
(18.28mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1995, 2002
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1962
Jul–Oct 1973
4-Month
2.67"
(67.82mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1962
Ties: 1916, 1934
Jun–Oct 1973
5-Month
2.73"
(69.34mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1982
May–Oct 1973
6-Month
3.14"
(79.76mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1957
Apr–Oct 1973
7-Month
3.55"
(90.17mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
-1.38"
(-35.05mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1963
Mar–Oct 1973
8-Month
6.89"
(175.01mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1972 2008
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Feb–Oct 1973
9-Month
12.24"
(310.90mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1966
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1998
Jan–Oct 1973
10-Month
18.29"
(464.57mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
2.05"
(52.07mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1972 2013
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1998
Dec 1972–Oct 1973
11-Month
21.26"
(540.00mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
1.39"
(35.30mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Nov 1972–Oct 1973
12-Month
25.49"
(647.45mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
May 1972–Oct 1973
18-Month
29.11"
(739.39mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
3.36"
(85.34mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Nov 1971–Oct 1973
24-Month
42.71"
(1,084.83mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-2.16"
(-54.87mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Nov 1970–Oct 1973
36-Month
65.97"
(1,675.64mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1972 2014
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Nov 1969–Oct 1973
48-Month
88.07"
(2,236.98mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1967 2015
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1998
Nov 1968–Oct 1973
60-Month
119.95"
(3,046.73mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1972 1991
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 24, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/