Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1979
1-Month
0.45"
(11.43mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937, 2002
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Ties: 2014
Jul–Aug 1979
2-Month
0.83"
(21.08mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1978 1940
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1983
Ties: 1977
Jun–Aug 1979
3-Month
0.88"
(22.35mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1913
Ties: 1971, 2012
May–Aug 1979
4-Month
1.72"
(43.69mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1978 1924
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Apr–Aug 1979
5-Month
2.84"
(72.14mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1985
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1896
Mar–Aug 1979
6-Month
6.28"
(159.51mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1977 2008
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1995
Feb–Aug 1979
7-Month
11.14"
(282.96mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
0.79"
(20.07mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1997
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1998
Jan–Aug 1979
8-Month
16.19"
(411.23mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
1.59"
(40.39mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1995
Dec 1978–Aug 1979
9-Month
17.72"
(450.09mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1998
Nov 1978–Aug 1979
10-Month
19.68"
(499.87mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1983
Oct 1978–Aug 1979
11-Month
19.88"
(504.95mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
-2.12"
(-53.85mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1983
Sep 1978–Aug 1979
12-Month
21.19"
(538.23mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1983
Mar 1978–Aug 1979
18-Month
31.31"
(795.27mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1983
Sep 1977–Aug 1979
24-Month
54.51"
(1,384.55mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
9.61"
(244.09mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1983
Sep 1976–Aug 1979
36-Month
65.81"
(1,671.57mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1978 2014
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1984
Sep 1975–Aug 1979
48-Month
79.50"
(2,019.30mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
-10.00"
(-254.00mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1977 2015
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1998
Sep 1974–Aug 1979
60-Month
101.23"
(2,571.24mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
-10.45"
(-265.43mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1991
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 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/