Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2003
1-Month
0.09"
(2.29mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 2002 1917
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1962
Sep–Oct 2003
2-Month
0.26"
(6.60mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 2002 1995
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1962
Aug–Oct 2003
3-Month
0.83"
(21.08mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
-1.06"
(-26.93mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2002 1995, 2002
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1962
Ties: 1903, 1960, 1980
Jul–Oct 2003
4-Month
1.05"
(26.67mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1962
Jun–Oct 2003
5-Month
1.09"
(27.69mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-1.33"
(-33.78mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1982
May–Oct 2003
6-Month
2.18"
(55.37mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
101st Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1957
Apr–Oct 2003
7-Month
6.16"
(156.46mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1963
Mar–Oct 2003
8-Month
8.93"
(226.82mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
0.79"
(20.06mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2002 2008
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Feb–Oct 2003
9-Month
11.59"
(294.39mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Jan–Oct 2003
10-Month
13.51"
(343.15mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-2.73"
(-69.35mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2002 2013
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Ties: 1920
Dec 2002–Oct 2003
11-Month
21.65"
(549.91mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Nov 2002–Oct 2003
12-Month
24.83"
(630.68mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
2.39"
(60.70mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
May 2002–Oct 2003
18-Month
25.73"
(653.54mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Nov 2001–Oct 2003
24-Month
41.65"
(1,057.91mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-3.22"
(-81.79mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1983
Nov 2000–Oct 2003
36-Month
56.77"
(1,441.96mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-10.52"
(-267.21mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 2002 2014
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Nov 1999–Oct 2003
48-Month
79.49"
(2,019.05mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-9.98"
(-253.49mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2002 2015
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Nov 1998–Oct 2003
60-Month
100.26"
(2,546.60mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-11.39"
(-289.31mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1994 1991
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/