Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, January 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1997
1-Month
7.62"
(193.55mm)
4.25"
(107.95mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1996 1984
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1995
Dec 1996–Jan 1997
2-Month
16.58"
(421.13mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
8.70"
(220.98mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1956
Nov 1996–Jan 1997
3-Month
19.93"
(506.22mm)
10.45"
(265.43mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1956
Oct 1996–Jan 1997
4-Month
21.63"
(549.40mm)
11.65"
(295.91mm)
9.98"
(253.49mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Sep 1996–Jan 1997
5-Month
21.90"
(556.26mm)
12.10"
(307.34mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Aug 1996–Jan 1997
6-Month
21.96"
(557.78mm)
12.34"
(313.44mm)
9.62"
(244.34mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Jul 1996–Jan 1997
7-Month
22.16"
(562.86mm)
12.52"
(318.01mm)
9.64"
(244.85mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Jun 1996–Jan 1997
8-Month
22.34"
(567.44mm)
12.87"
(326.90mm)
9.47"
(240.54mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1914 1914
May 1996–Jan 1997
9-Month
24.35"
(618.49mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
10.60"
(269.24mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Apr 1996–Jan 1997
10-Month
26.45"
(671.83mm)
15.39"
(390.91mm)
11.06"
(280.92mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Mar 1996–Jan 1997
11-Month
29.02"
(737.11mm)
18.61"
(472.69mm)
10.41"
(264.42mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Feb 1996–Jan 1997
12-Month
35.01"
(889.25mm)
22.40"
(568.96mm)
12.61"
(320.29mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Aug 1995–Jan 1997
18-Month
46.45"
(1,179.83mm)
34.79"
(883.67mm)
11.66"
(296.16mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1995 1977
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1984
Feb 1995–Jan 1997
24-Month
62.83"
(1,595.88mm)
44.84"
(1,138.94mm)
17.99"
(456.94mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 2015
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Feb 1994–Jan 1997
36-Month
90.96"
(2,310.38mm)
67.10"
(1,704.34mm)
23.86"
(606.04mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1991
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984
Feb 1993–Jan 1997
48-Month
110.71"
(2,812.03mm)
89.37"
(2,270.00mm)
21.34"
(542.03mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1996 1991
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1984
Feb 1992–Jan 1997
60-Month
140.86"
(3,577.84mm)
111.54"
(2,833.12mm)
29.32"
(744.72mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1992
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1984

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/