Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2012
1-Month
0.99"
(25.15mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2008 1917
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1962
Ties: 1939
Sep–Oct 2012
2-Month
1.09"
(27.69mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2008 2020
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1962
Aug–Oct 2012
3-Month
1.39"
(35.31mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2008 1995, 2002, 2020
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1962
Ties: 1971
Jul–Oct 2012
4-Month
1.65"
(41.91mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2008 2020
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1962
Jun–Oct 2012
5-Month
1.97"
(50.04mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1982
May–Oct 2012
6-Month
2.17"
(55.12mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1957
Apr–Oct 2012
7-Month
4.65"
(118.11mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1963
Mar–Oct 2012
8-Month
9.39"
(238.51mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2009 2008
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Ties: 1950
Feb–Oct 2012
9-Month
10.61"
(269.49mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-1.38"
(-35.06mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2008 1966
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Jan–Oct 2012
10-Month
13.73"
(348.74mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-2.51"
(-63.76mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2009 2013
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Dec 2011–Oct 2012
11-Month
14.20"
(360.68mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
-5.67"
(-144.02mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2007 1977
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Nov 2011–Oct 2012
12-Month
15.89"
(403.61mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-6.55"
(-166.37mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2007 1977
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
May 2011–Oct 2012
18-Month
20.39"
(517.91mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-5.36"
(-136.14mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2009 1977
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Nov 2010–Oct 2012
24-Month
43.25"
(1,098.55mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2010 1977
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Nov 2009–Oct 2012
36-Month
67.84"
(1,723.14mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2010 2014
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1984
Nov 2008–Oct 2012
48-Month
86.21"
(2,189.73mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-3.26"
(-82.81mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2010 2015
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Nov 2007–Oct 2012
60-Month
102.63"
(2,606.80mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-9.02"
(-229.11mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2011 1991
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on December 3, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/