Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
4.62"
(117.35mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1980 1989
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1955
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
10.61"
(269.49mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
4.46"
(113.28mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
13.05"
(331.47mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
5.71"
(145.03mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1980 2013
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
13.63"
(346.20mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
5.84"
(148.33mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1980 2013
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
13.73"
(348.74mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
5.69"
(144.52mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1980 2013
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
13.77"
(349.76mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
5.56"
(141.23mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1980 2013
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
13.86"
(352.04mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
5.30"
(134.62mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1980 1990
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
14.76"
(374.90mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
5.32"
(135.12mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1980 1959
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
15.73"
(399.54mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1980 1959
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1983
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
19.77"
(502.16mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
5.48"
(139.19mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1980 1959
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
21.85"
(554.99mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
3.71"
(94.23mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1980 2013
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Ties: 1963
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
26.24"
(666.50mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
3.85"
(97.79mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1980 2013
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1983
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
30.52"
(775.21mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1979 1976
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
50.36"
(1,279.14mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
5.59"
(141.98mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1980 2014
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1983
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
74.99"
(1,904.75mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
7.77"
(197.36mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1979 2015
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
103.85"
(2,637.79mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
14.42"
(366.27mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1980 1949
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1983
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
121.38"
(3,083.05mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
9.73"
(247.14mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1980 1932
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/