Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, September 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 1981
1-Month
0.58"
(14.73mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1980 1974
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1918
Aug–Sep 1981
2-Month
0.68"
(17.27mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1980 1937, 2018
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1983
Jul–Sep 1981
3-Month
0.72"
(18.29mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1980 1928
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1976
Ties: 1906
Jun–Sep 1981
4-Month
0.81"
(20.57mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
-0.41"
(-10.42mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1980 2002
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1982
May–Sep 1981
5-Month
1.71"
(43.43mm)
2.10"
(53.34mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1980 1924
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1998
Apr–Sep 1981
6-Month
2.68"
(68.07mm)
3.74"
(95.00mm)
-1.06"
(-26.93mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1974 1924
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1896
Mar–Sep 1981
7-Month
6.72"
(170.69mm)
6.95"
(176.53mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1980 2008
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1995
Feb–Sep 1981
8-Month
8.80"
(223.52mm)
10.80"
(274.32mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 2008
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Jan–Sep 1981
9-Month
13.19"
(335.03mm)
15.05"
(382.27mm)
-1.86"
(-47.24mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Dec 1980–Sep 1981
10-Month
15.81"
(401.57mm)
18.67"
(474.22mm)
-2.86"
(-72.65mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Nov 1980–Sep 1981
11-Month
16.44"
(417.58mm)
21.25"
(539.75mm)
-4.81"
(-122.17mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Oct 1980–Sep 1981
12-Month
17.01"
(432.05mm)
22.45"
(570.23mm)
-5.44"
(-138.18mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Ties: 1949
Apr 1980–Sep 1981
18-Month
20.36"
(517.14mm)
26.19"
(665.23mm)
-5.83"
(-148.09mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Oct 1979–Sep 1981
24-Month
45.51"
(1,155.95mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Oct 1978–Sep 1981
36-Month
65.63"
(1,667.00mm)
67.32"
(1,709.93mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1979 2014
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1984
Oct 1977–Sep 1981
48-Month
99.39"
(2,524.51mm)
89.51"
(2,273.55mm)
9.88"
(250.96mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1980 2015
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1998
Oct 1976–Sep 1981
60-Month
110.25"
(2,800.35mm)
111.69"
(2,836.93mm)
-1.44"
(-36.58mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1980 1991
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/