Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2003
1-Month
0.57"
(14.48mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2002 1937, 2002
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Ties: 1931
Jul–Aug 2003
2-Month
0.79"
(20.07mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Jun–Aug 2003
3-Month
0.83"
(21.08mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1913
Ties: 1909
May–Aug 2003
4-Month
1.92"
(48.77mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Apr–Aug 2003
5-Month
5.90"
(149.86mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2002 1985
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1896
Mar–Aug 2003
6-Month
8.67"
(220.22mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2002 2008
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1995
Feb–Aug 2003
7-Month
11.33"
(287.78mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2002 1997
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Jan–Aug 2003
8-Month
13.25"
(336.55mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2002 2013
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1995
Dec 2002–Aug 2003
9-Month
21.39"
(543.31mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
3.17"
(80.52mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Nov 2002–Aug 2003
10-Month
24.57"
(624.08mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
3.77"
(95.76mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Oct 2002–Aug 2003
11-Month
24.63"
(625.60mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
2.63"
(66.80mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Sep 2002–Aug 2003
12-Month
24.74"
(628.40mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
2.30"
(58.42mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Mar 2002–Aug 2003
18-Month
28.26"
(717.80mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Sep 2001–Aug 2003
24-Month
42.34"
(1,075.44mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-2.56"
(-65.02mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1983
Sep 2000–Aug 2003
36-Month
59.06"
(1,500.12mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-8.25"
(-209.55mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2002 2014
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Sep 1999–Aug 2003
48-Month
80.12"
(2,035.05mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
-9.38"
(-238.25mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2002 2015
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Sep 1998–Aug 2003
60-Month
101.50"
(2,578.10mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
-10.18"
(-258.57mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1994 1991
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 17, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/