Climate at a Glance

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
1.53"
(38.86mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
-2.08"
(-52.83mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1989
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1955
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
3.49"
(88.65mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
-2.66"
(-67.56mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
3.69"
(93.73mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
-3.65"
(-92.71mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1976 2013
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
5.00"
(127.00mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
-2.79"
(-70.87mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1976 2013
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
5.22"
(132.59mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
-2.82"
(-71.63mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1976 2013
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
5.34"
(135.64mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
-2.87"
(-72.89mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1976 2013
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
5.51"
(139.95mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
-3.05"
(-77.47mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1976 1990
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
5.89"
(149.61mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
-3.55"
(-90.17mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1976 1959
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
9.37"
(238.00mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
-1.71"
(-43.43mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1959
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
15.12"
(384.05mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1977 1959
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
20.89"
(530.61mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
2.75"
(69.85mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
28.86"
(733.04mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
6.47"
(164.33mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
39.15"
(994.41mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
8.49"
(215.65mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1976
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
46.39"
(1,178.31mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
1.62"
(41.15mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1983
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
58.14"
(1,476.76mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-9.08"
(-230.63mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1977 2015
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1983
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
79.08"
(2,008.63mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-10.35"
(-262.89mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1977 1949
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1983
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
100.43"
(2,550.92mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-11.22"
(-284.99mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1976 1932
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983

Citing This Page

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