Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 2004

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2004
1-Month
5.51"
(139.95mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2001 1989
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1955
Nov–Dec 2004
2-Month
7.19"
(182.63mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
1.04"
(26.42mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2000 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Oct–Dec 2004
3-Month
10.91"
(277.11mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
3.57"
(90.67mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2003 2013
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Sep–Dec 2004
4-Month
11.05"
(280.67mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
3.26"
(82.80mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2003 2013
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Aug–Dec 2004
5-Month
11.24"
(285.50mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
3.20"
(81.28mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2003 2013
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Jul–Dec 2004
6-Month
11.30"
(287.02mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
3.09"
(78.49mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2003 2013
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Ties: 1926
Jun–Dec 2004
7-Month
11.38"
(289.05mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
2.82"
(71.63mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2003 1990
28th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
May–Dec 2004
8-Month
11.83"
(300.48mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
2.39"
(60.70mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2003 1959
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1983
Apr–Dec 2004
9-Month
12.53"
(318.26mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
1.45"
(36.83mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2000 1959
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Mar–Dec 2004
10-Month
13.61"
(345.69mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
-0.68"
(-17.28mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2000 1959
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Feb–Dec 2004
11-Month
19.49"
(495.05mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
1.35"
(34.29mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2002 2013
44th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Jan–Dec 2004
12-Month
21.76"
(552.70mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
-0.63"
(-16.01mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2003 2013
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jul 2003–Dec 2004
18-Month
30.93"
(785.62mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2002 1976
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Jan 2003–Dec 2004
24-Month
43.39"
(1,102.11mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
-1.38"
(-35.05mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2003 2014
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jan 2002–Dec 2004
36-Month
62.07"
(1,576.58mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-5.15"
(-130.81mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1992 2015
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Jan 2001–Dec 2004
48-Month
85.09"
(2,161.29mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-4.34"
(-110.23mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2003 1949
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1983
Jan 2000–Dec 2004
60-Month
106.52"
(2,705.61mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-5.13"
(-130.30mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2003 1932
71st 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 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/