Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2012
1-Month
0.30"
(7.62mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2011 1937, 2002
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Ties: 1963
Jul–Aug 2012
2-Month
0.56"
(14.22mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
0.14"
(3.55mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2011 1940
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Jun–Aug 2012
3-Month
0.88"
(22.35mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2010 2002
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1913
Ties: 1971, 1979
May–Aug 2012
4-Month
1.08"
(27.43mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.57"
(-14.48mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2008 1924
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Ties: 1904, 1972, 2014
Apr–Aug 2012
5-Month
3.56"
(90.42mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2009 1985
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1896
Mar–Aug 2012
6-Month
8.30"
(210.82mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2010 2008
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1995
Feb–Aug 2012
7-Month
9.52"
(241.81mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-0.83"
(-21.08mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2009 1997
64th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Jan–Aug 2012
8-Month
12.64"
(321.06mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
-1.96"
(-49.78mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2009 2013
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1995
Dec 2011–Aug 2012
9-Month
13.11"
(332.99mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
-5.11"
(-129.80mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1924
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Nov 2011–Aug 2012
10-Month
14.80"
(375.92mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
-6.00"
(-152.40mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2007 1924
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Oct 2011–Aug 2012
11-Month
16.34"
(415.04mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
-5.66"
(-143.76mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2007 1924
101st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Sep 2011–Aug 2012
12-Month
16.62"
(422.15mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-5.82"
(-147.83mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2007 1924
104th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Mar 2011–Aug 2012
18-Month
26.81"
(680.97mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2009 1977
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Sep 2010–Aug 2012
24-Month
45.32"
(1,151.13mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2010 1977
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Sep 2009–Aug 2012
36-Month
68.91"
(1,750.31mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2010 2014
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1984
Sep 2008–Aug 2012
48-Month
85.86"
(2,180.84mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
-3.64"
(-92.46mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2010 2015
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Sep 2007–Aug 2012
60-Month
103.54"
(2,629.92mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
-8.14"
(-206.75mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2011 1991
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2009 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/