Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, September 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 2003
1-Month
0.17"
(4.32mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2002 1974
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1918
Ties: 1945
Aug–Sep 2003
2-Month
0.74"
(18.80mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2002 1937, 2018
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Ties: 2019
Jul–Sep 2003
3-Month
0.96"
(24.38mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
0.09"
(2.28mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2002 1928
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1976
Ties: 1955, 1968
Jun–Sep 2003
4-Month
1.00"
(25.40mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1982
May–Sep 2003
5-Month
2.09"
(53.09mm)
2.10"
(53.34mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Ties: 1988
Apr–Sep 2003
6-Month
6.07"
(154.18mm)
3.74"
(95.00mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1896
Mar–Sep 2003
7-Month
8.84"
(224.54mm)
6.95"
(176.53mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2002 2008
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1995
Feb–Sep 2003
8-Month
11.50"
(292.10mm)
10.80"
(274.32mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2002 2021
44th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Jan–Sep 2003
9-Month
13.42"
(340.87mm)
15.05"
(382.27mm)
-1.63"
(-41.40mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2002 2013
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Dec 2002–Sep 2003
10-Month
21.56"
(547.62mm)
18.67"
(474.22mm)
2.89"
(73.40mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Nov 2002–Sep 2003
11-Month
24.74"
(628.40mm)
21.25"
(539.75mm)
3.49"
(88.65mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Oct 2002–Sep 2003
12-Month
24.80"
(629.92mm)
22.45"
(570.23mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2002 1924
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Apr 2002–Sep 2003
18-Month
26.52"
(673.61mm)
26.19"
(665.23mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2002 2021
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Oct 2001–Sep 2003
24-Month
42.21"
(1,072.13mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-2.69"
(-68.33mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Oct 2000–Sep 2003
36-Month
58.88"
(1,495.55mm)
67.32"
(1,709.93mm)
-8.44"
(-214.38mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2002 2014
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1984
Oct 1999–Sep 2003
48-Month
80.11"
(2,034.79mm)
89.51"
(2,273.55mm)
-9.40"
(-238.76mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2002 2015
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Oct 1998–Sep 2003
60-Month
100.93"
(2,563.62mm)
111.69"
(2,836.93mm)
-10.76"
(-273.31mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1994 1991
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 15, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/