Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 2009

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2009
1-Month
2.07"
(52.58mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2008 1917
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1962
Sep–Oct 2009
2-Month
2.16"
(54.86mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2008 1995
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1962
Aug–Oct 2009
3-Month
2.28"
(57.91mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2008 1995, 2002
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1962
Ties: 1939
Jul–Oct 2009
4-Month
2.33"
(59.18mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
48th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1962
Ties: 1938
Jun–Oct 2009
5-Month
2.93"
(74.42mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
34th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1982
Ties: 1931
May–Oct 2009
6-Month
4.17"
(105.92mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1957
Apr–Oct 2009
7-Month
4.74"
(120.40mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
59th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1963
Mar–Oct 2009
8-Month
7.00"
(177.80mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
-1.14"
(-28.96mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2008 2008
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1983
Feb–Oct 2009
9-Month
11.64"
(295.66mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2008 1966
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1998
Jan–Oct 2009
10-Month
12.91"
(327.91mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-3.33"
(-84.59mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2008 2013
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1998
Dec 2008–Oct 2009
11-Month
15.96"
(405.38mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
-3.91"
(-99.32mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2008 1977
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1983
Nov 2008–Oct 2009
12-Month
18.37"
(466.60mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-4.07"
(-103.38mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2008 1977
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1983
Ties: 1966
May 2008–Oct 2009
18-Month
19.94"
(506.48mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-5.81"
(-147.57mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2008 1977
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1983
Nov 2007–Oct 2009
24-Month
34.79"
(883.67mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-10.08"
(-256.03mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2008 1977
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1983
Nov 2006–Oct 2009
36-Month
49.80"
(1,264.92mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-17.49"
(-444.25mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1977 2014
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1984
Nov 2005–Oct 2009
48-Month
78.27"
(1,988.06mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-11.20"
(-284.48mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 2002 2015
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1998
Nov 2004–Oct 2009
60-Month
105.49"
(2,679.45mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-6.16"
(-156.46mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2004 1991
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 14, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/