Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2002
1-Month
0.01"
(0.25mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
-0.23"
(-5.85mm)
1st Driest Driest since: 1937 1937, 2002
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Ties: 1937
Jul–Aug 2002
2-Month
0.07"
(1.78mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1940
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jun–Aug 2002
3-Month
0.14"
(3.56mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2002
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1913
May–Aug 2002
4-Month
0.73"
(18.54mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 2001 1924
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Apr–Aug 2002
5-Month
1.61"
(40.89mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
-1.68"
(-42.68mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1987 1985
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1896
Mar–Aug 2002
6-Month
3.52"
(89.41mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
-2.98"
(-75.69mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1997 2008
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1995
Feb–Aug 2002
7-Month
4.97"
(126.24mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-5.38"
(-136.65mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1997 1997
120th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Jan–Aug 2002
8-Month
7.19"
(182.63mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
-7.41"
(-188.21mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1985 2013
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1995
Dec 2001–Aug 2002
9-Month
12.44"
(315.98mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
-5.78"
(-146.81mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1990 1924
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Nov 2001–Aug 2002
10-Month
16.65"
(422.91mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
-4.15"
(-105.41mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2001 1924
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1983
Oct 2001–Aug 2002
11-Month
17.30"
(439.42mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
-4.70"
(-119.38mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2001 1924
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1983
Sep 2001–Aug 2002
12-Month
17.60"
(447.04mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-4.84"
(-122.94mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2001 1924
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1983
Ties: 1950, 1960
Mar 2001–Aug 2002
18-Month
22.27"
(565.66mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
-6.69"
(-169.92mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2001 1977
106th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1983
Sep 2000–Aug 2002
24-Month
34.32"
(871.73mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-10.58"
(-268.73mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1991 1977
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Ties: 1929
Sep 1999–Aug 2002
36-Month
55.38"
(1,406.65mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-11.93"
(-303.02mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1992 2014
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Sep 1998–Aug 2002
48-Month
76.76"
(1,949.70mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
-12.74"
(-323.60mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1992 2015
104th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Sep 1997–Aug 2002
60-Month
114.61"
(2,911.09mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
2.93"
(74.42mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1994 1991
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/