Climate at a Glance

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1978
1-Month
0.22"
(5.59mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1974 1937, 2002
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Ties: 1899, 1917, 1959, 1993
Jul–Aug 1978
2-Month
0.34"
(8.64mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1973 1940
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Ties: 1901, 1986
Jun–Aug 1978
3-Month
0.51"
(12.95mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1973 2002
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1913
May–Aug 1978
4-Month
0.89"
(22.61mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1974 1924
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Ties: 1974
Apr–Aug 1978
5-Month
4.37"
(111.00mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1977 1985
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1896
Mar–Aug 1978
6-Month
10.12"
(257.05mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
3.62"
(91.95mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1977 2008
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1995
Feb–Aug 1978
7-Month
15.89"
(403.61mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
5.54"
(140.72mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1977 1997
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Jan–Aug 1978
8-Month
23.86"
(606.04mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
9.26"
(235.20mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1995
Dec 1977–Aug 1978
9-Month
29.77"
(756.16mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1998
Nov 1977–Aug 1978
10-Month
31.95"
(811.53mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
11.15"
(283.21mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Oct 1977–Aug 1978
11-Month
32.45"
(824.23mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
10.45"
(265.43mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Sep 1977–Aug 1978
12-Month
33.32"
(846.33mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
10.88"
(276.35mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Mar 1977–Aug 1978
18-Month
38.25"
(971.55mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
9.29"
(235.97mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Sep 1976–Aug 1978
24-Month
44.62"
(1,133.35mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1983
Sep 1975–Aug 1978
36-Month
58.31"
(1,481.07mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-9.00"
(-228.60mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1984
Sep 1974–Aug 1978
48-Month
80.04"
(2,033.02mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
-9.46"
(-240.28mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1977 2015
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1998
Ties: 1929
Sep 1973–Aug 1978
60-Month
108.51"
(2,756.15mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
-3.17"
(-80.52mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1977 1991
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1999

Citing This Page

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