Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1981
1-Month
2.44"
(61.98mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1962
Sep–Oct 1981
2-Month
3.02"
(76.71mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1980 1995
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1962
Aug–Oct 1981
3-Month
3.12"
(79.25mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1980 1995, 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1962
Jul–Oct 1981
4-Month
3.16"
(80.26mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
1.09"
(27.68mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1980 2002
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1962
Jun–Oct 1981
5-Month
3.25"
(82.55mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1980 2002
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1982
Ties: 1997
May–Oct 1981
6-Month
4.15"
(105.41mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1980 2002
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1957
Apr–Oct 1981
7-Month
5.12"
(130.05mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1980 2002
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1963
Mar–Oct 1981
8-Month
9.16"
(232.66mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
1.02"
(25.90mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1980 2008
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1983
Feb–Oct 1981
9-Month
11.24"
(285.50mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Ties: 1999
Jan–Oct 1981
10-Month
15.63"
(397.00mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Dec 1980–Oct 1981
11-Month
18.25"
(463.55mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Nov 1980–Oct 1981
12-Month
18.88"
(479.55mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-3.56"
(-90.43mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
May 1980–Oct 1981
18-Month
21.12"
(536.45mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-4.63"
(-117.60mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Nov 1979–Oct 1981
24-Month
45.44"
(1,154.18mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Nov 1978–Oct 1981
36-Month
67.87"
(1,723.90mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1979 2014
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1984
Nov 1977–Oct 1981
48-Month
101.33"
(2,573.78mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
11.86"
(301.24mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1980 2015
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1998
Nov 1976–Oct 1981
60-Month
112.18"
(2,849.37mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1980 1991
50th 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 24, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/