Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, January 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1987
1-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
4.25"
(107.95mm)
-1.18"
(-29.97mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1985 1984
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1995
Ties: 1939
Dec 1986–Jan 1987
2-Month
4.56"
(115.82mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
-3.32"
(-84.33mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1985 2014
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1956
Nov 1986–Jan 1987
3-Month
5.33"
(135.38mm)
10.45"
(265.43mm)
-5.12"
(-130.05mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1956
Oct 1986–Jan 1987
4-Month
5.97"
(151.64mm)
11.65"
(295.91mm)
-5.68"
(-144.27mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Sep 1986–Jan 1987
5-Month
7.37"
(187.20mm)
12.10"
(307.34mm)
-4.73"
(-120.14mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Ties: 2018
Aug 1986–Jan 1987
6-Month
7.49"
(190.25mm)
12.34"
(313.44mm)
-4.85"
(-123.19mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Jul 1986–Jan 1987
7-Month
7.71"
(195.83mm)
12.52"
(318.01mm)
-4.81"
(-122.18mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Jun 1986–Jan 1987
8-Month
7.79"
(197.87mm)
12.87"
(326.90mm)
-5.08"
(-129.03mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1914
May 1986–Jan 1987
9-Month
8.49"
(215.65mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-5.26"
(-133.60mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Apr 1986–Jan 1987
10-Month
9.49"
(241.05mm)
15.39"
(390.91mm)
-5.90"
(-149.86mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Mar 1986–Jan 1987
11-Month
14.19"
(360.43mm)
18.61"
(472.69mm)
-4.42"
(-112.26mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1983
Ties: 1933
Feb 1986–Jan 1987
12-Month
23.52"
(597.41mm)
22.40"
(568.96mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1986 2014
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Ties: 1928, 1978
Aug 1985–Jan 1987
18-Month
35.55"
(902.97mm)
34.79"
(883.67mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1986 1977
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1984
Feb 1985–Jan 1987
24-Month
41.21"
(1,046.73mm)
44.84"
(1,138.94mm)
-3.63"
(-92.21mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1986 2015
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1984
Feb 1984–Jan 1987
36-Month
60.01"
(1,524.25mm)
67.10"
(1,704.34mm)
-7.09"
(-180.09mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1991
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1984
Feb 1983–Jan 1987
48-Month
96.87"
(2,460.50mm)
89.37"
(2,270.00mm)
7.50"
(190.50mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1991
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1984
Feb 1982–Jan 1987
60-Month
130.55"
(3,315.97mm)
111.54"
(2,833.12mm)
19.01"
(482.85mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1982 1992
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1984

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/