Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2003
1-Month
5.77"
(146.56mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
2.16"
(54.87mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2001 1989
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1955
Nov–Dec 2003
2-Month
8.12"
(206.25mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
1.97"
(50.04mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2000 1956
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Oct–Dec 2003
3-Month
8.21"
(208.53mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
0.87"
(22.09mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2000 2013
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Sep–Dec 2003
4-Month
8.38"
(212.85mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
0.59"
(14.98mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2000 2013
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Aug–Dec 2003
5-Month
8.95"
(227.33mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
0.91"
(23.11mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2000 2013
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Ties: 1944
Jul–Dec 2003
6-Month
9.17"
(232.92mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2000 2013
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Jun–Dec 2003
7-Month
9.21"
(233.93mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2000 1990
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
May–Dec 2003
8-Month
10.30"
(261.62mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2000 1959
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Apr–Dec 2003
9-Month
14.28"
(362.71mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
3.20"
(81.28mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1959
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Mar–Dec 2003
10-Month
17.05"
(433.07mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
2.76"
(70.10mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2002 1959
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Feb–Dec 2003
11-Month
19.71"
(500.63mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
1.57"
(39.87mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2002 2013
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Jan–Dec 2003
12-Month
21.63"
(549.40mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
-0.76"
(-19.31mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2002 2013
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jul 2002–Dec 2003
18-Month
33.19"
(843.03mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
2.53"
(64.27mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1976
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Jan 2002–Dec 2003
24-Month
40.31"
(1,023.87mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
-4.46"
(-113.29mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2000 2014
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Jan 2001–Dec 2003
36-Month
63.33"
(1,608.58mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-3.89"
(-98.81mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2002 2015
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1983
Jan 2000–Dec 2003
48-Month
84.76"
(2,152.90mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-4.67"
(-118.62mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2002 1949
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jan 1999–Dec 2003
60-Month
102.39"
(2,600.71mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-9.26"
(-235.20mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1994 1932
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/