Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, March 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1981
1-Month
4.04"
(102.62mm)
3.21"
(81.53mm)
0.83"
(21.09mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1980 1923
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1995
Feb–Mar 1981
2-Month
6.12"
(155.45mm)
7.06"
(179.32mm)
-0.94"
(-23.87mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1977 1923
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1938
Jan–Mar 1981
3-Month
10.51"
(266.95mm)
11.31"
(287.27mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1995
Dec 1980–Mar 1981
4-Month
13.13"
(333.50mm)
14.94"
(379.48mm)
-1.81"
(-45.98mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Nov 1980–Mar 1981
5-Month
13.76"
(349.50mm)
17.51"
(444.75mm)
-3.75"
(-95.25mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Oct 1980–Mar 1981
6-Month
14.33"
(363.98mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
-4.38"
(-111.25mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Ties: 2009
Sep 1980–Mar 1981
7-Month
14.55"
(369.57mm)
19.16"
(486.66mm)
-4.61"
(-117.09mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Aug 1980–Mar 1981
8-Month
14.59"
(370.59mm)
19.40"
(492.76mm)
-4.81"
(-122.17mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Jul 1980–Mar 1981
9-Month
14.79"
(375.67mm)
19.58"
(497.33mm)
-4.79"
(-121.66mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Jun 1980–Mar 1981
10-Month
15.12"
(384.05mm)
19.93"
(506.22mm)
-4.81"
(-122.17mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
May 1980–Mar 1981
11-Month
16.00"
(406.40mm)
20.82"
(528.83mm)
-4.82"
(-122.43mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Apr 1980–Mar 1981
12-Month
17.68"
(449.07mm)
22.45"
(570.23mm)
-4.77"
(-121.16mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Oct 1979–Mar 1981
18-Month
42.83"
(1,087.88mm)
41.16"
(1,045.46mm)
1.67"
(42.42mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Apr 1979–Mar 1981
24-Month
45.91"
(1,166.11mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Apr 1978–Mar 1981
36-Month
68.63"
(1,743.20mm)
67.28"
(1,708.91mm)
1.35"
(34.29mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1979 1977
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1984
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
48-Month
100.87"
(2,562.10mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
11.40"
(289.56mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1980 2015
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1998
Apr 1976–Mar 1981
60-Month
111.66"
(2,836.16mm)
111.67"
(2,836.42mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1980 1991
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 1, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/