Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1998
1-Month
1.65"
(41.91mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
-1.96"
(-49.78mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1990 1989
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1955
Nov–Dec 1998
2-Month
5.99"
(152.15mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1993 1956
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1983
Oct–Dec 1998
3-Month
6.75"
(171.45mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1995 2013
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1983
Sep–Dec 1998
4-Month
7.49"
(190.25mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1995 2013
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1983
Aug–Dec 1998
5-Month
7.62"
(193.55mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1995 2013
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1983
Jul–Dec 1998
6-Month
7.82"
(198.63mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
-0.39"
(-9.90mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1995 2013
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1983
Jun–Dec 1998
7-Month
8.59"
(218.19mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
0.03"
(0.77mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1995 1990
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1983
Ties: 1916
May–Dec 1998
8-Month
11.62"
(295.15mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
2.18"
(55.37mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1997 1959
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Apr–Dec 1998
9-Month
13.79"
(350.27mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
2.71"
(68.84mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1997 1959
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Mar–Dec 1998
10-Month
17.94"
(455.68mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
3.65"
(92.71mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1997 1959
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Feb–Dec 1998
11-Month
29.44"
(747.78mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
11.30"
(287.02mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1997 2013
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Jan–Dec 1998
12-Month
36.41"
(924.81mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
14.02"
(356.10mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1997 2013
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Jul 1997–Dec 1998
18-Month
45.92"
(1,166.37mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
15.26"
(387.61mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1997 1976
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Jan 1997–Dec 1998
24-Month
57.01"
(1,448.05mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
12.24"
(310.89mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1997 2014
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jan 1996–Dec 1998
36-Month
89.52"
(2,273.81mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
22.30"
(566.42mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1997 2015
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Jan 1995–Dec 1998
48-Month
124.72"
(3,167.89mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
35.29"
(896.37mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1997 1949
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Jan 1994–Dec 1998
60-Month
142.26"
(3,613.40mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
30.61"
(777.49mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1997 1932
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 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/