Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2002
1-Month
8.14"
(206.76mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
4.53"
(115.07mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2001 1989
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1955
Nov–Dec 2002
2-Month
11.32"
(287.53mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
5.17"
(131.32mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2001 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Oct–Dec 2002
3-Month
11.38"
(289.05mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
4.04"
(102.61mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2001 2013
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Ties: 1941
Sep–Dec 2002
4-Month
11.49"
(291.85mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2001 2013
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Aug–Dec 2002
5-Month
11.50"
(292.10mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
3.46"
(87.88mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2001 2013
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Ties: 1984
Jul–Dec 2002
6-Month
11.56"
(293.62mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
3.35"
(85.09mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2001 2013
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jun–Dec 2002
7-Month
11.63"
(295.40mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
3.07"
(77.98mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2001 1990
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
May–Dec 2002
8-Month
12.22"
(310.39mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2001 1959
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Ties: 1922
Apr–Dec 2002
9-Month
13.10"
(332.74mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2001 1959
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Mar–Dec 2002
10-Month
15.01"
(381.25mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
0.72"
(18.28mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2000 1959
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Feb–Dec 2002
11-Month
16.46"
(418.08mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
-1.68"
(-42.68mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2000 2013
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jan–Dec 2002
12-Month
18.68"
(474.47mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
-3.71"
(-94.24mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1999 2013
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jul 2001–Dec 2002
18-Month
29.42"
(747.27mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
-1.24"
(-31.49mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2001 1976
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Jan 2001–Dec 2002
24-Month
41.70"
(1,059.18mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
-3.07"
(-77.98mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2000 2014
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jan 2000–Dec 2002
36-Month
63.13"
(1,603.50mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-4.09"
(-103.89mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2001 2015
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1983
Jan 1999–Dec 2002
48-Month
80.76"
(2,051.30mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-8.67"
(-220.22mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1992 1949
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jan 1998–Dec 2002
60-Month
117.17"
(2,976.12mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
5.52"
(140.21mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1994 1932
34th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983

Citing This Page

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