Climate at a Glance

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1978
1-Month
0.20"
(5.08mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1965 1917
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1962
Sep–Oct 1978
2-Month
1.51"
(38.35mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1995
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1962
Ties: 1919
Aug–Oct 1978
3-Month
1.73"
(43.94mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
-0.16"
(-4.07mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1995, 2002
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1962
Jul–Oct 1978
4-Month
1.85"
(46.99mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1962
Jun–Oct 1978
5-Month
2.02"
(51.31mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1982
May–Oct 1978
6-Month
2.40"
(60.96mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1957
Apr–Oct 1978
7-Month
5.88"
(149.35mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1963
Mar–Oct 1978
8-Month
11.63"
(295.40mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
3.49"
(88.64mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1977 2008
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1983
Feb–Oct 1978
9-Month
17.40"
(441.96mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
5.41"
(137.41mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Jan–Oct 1978
10-Month
25.37"
(644.40mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
9.13"
(231.90mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Dec 1977–Oct 1978
11-Month
31.28"
(794.51mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
11.41"
(289.81mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Nov 1977–Oct 1978
12-Month
33.46"
(849.88mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
11.02"
(279.90mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
May 1977–Oct 1978
18-Month
37.89"
(962.41mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Nov 1976–Oct 1978
24-Month
44.31"
(1,125.47mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1983
Nov 1975–Oct 1978
36-Month
56.87"
(1,444.50mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-10.42"
(-264.67mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1984
Nov 1974–Oct 1978
48-Month
79.99"
(2,031.75mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-9.48"
(-240.79mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1977 2015
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1998
Nov 1973–Oct 1978
60-Month
107.58"
(2,732.53mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-4.07"
(-103.38mm)
60th 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 October 2019, retrieved on October 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/