Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 2008

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2008
1-Month
0.70"
(17.78mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2006 1917
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1962
Ties: 1898
Sep–Oct 2008
2-Month
0.74"
(18.80mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.91"
(-23.11mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2006 1995
104th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1962
Ties: 1903
Aug–Oct 2008
3-Month
0.86"
(21.84mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
-1.03"
(-26.17mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 2006 1995, 2002
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1962
Jul–Oct 2008
4-Month
1.00"
(25.40mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 2006 2002
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1962
Jun–Oct 2008
5-Month
1.03"
(26.16mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 2006 2002
114th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1982
Ties: 1942
May–Oct 2008
6-Month
1.57"
(39.88mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
-1.73"
(-43.94mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1957
Apr–Oct 2008
7-Month
1.91"
(48.51mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
-3.02"
(-76.71mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1963
Mar–Oct 2008
8-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
-5.62"
(-142.75mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2008
124th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1983
Feb–Oct 2008
9-Month
5.28"
(134.11mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-6.71"
(-170.44mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1966
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1998
Jan–Oct 2008
10-Month
12.39"
(314.71mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-3.85"
(-97.79mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2007 2013
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1998
Dec 2007–Oct 2008
11-Month
15.60"
(396.24mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
-4.27"
(-108.46mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1977
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1983
Nov 2007–Oct 2008
12-Month
16.42"
(417.07mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-6.02"
(-152.91mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2007 1977
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1983
May 2007–Oct 2008
18-Month
19.16"
(486.66mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-6.59"
(-167.39mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2007 1977
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1983
Nov 2006–Oct 2008
24-Month
31.43"
(798.32mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-13.44"
(-341.38mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1991 1977
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1983
Nov 2005–Oct 2008
36-Month
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-7.39"
(-187.71mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2003 2014
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1984
Nov 2004–Oct 2008
48-Month
87.12"
(2,212.85mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-2.35"
(-59.69mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2004 2015
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1998
Nov 2003–Oct 2008
60-Month
109.81"
(2,789.17mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2005 1991
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/