Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 2015

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2015
1-Month
4.69"
(119.13mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
1.08"
(27.44mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2013 1989
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1955
Nov–Dec 2015
2-Month
6.56"
(166.62mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1956
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Ties: 1927
Oct–Dec 2015
3-Month
7.46"
(189.48mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
0.12"
(3.04mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2013 2013
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Sep–Dec 2015
4-Month
7.79"
(197.87mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 2013 2013
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Aug–Dec 2015
5-Month
7.87"
(199.90mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2013 2013
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jul–Dec 2015
6-Month
8.53"
(216.66mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2013 2013
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jun–Dec 2015
7-Month
8.76"
(222.50mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2013 1990
57th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
May–Dec 2015
8-Month
9.69"
(246.13mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2013 1959
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Apr–Dec 2015
9-Month
10.75"
(273.05mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1959
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Mar–Dec 2015
10-Month
11.53"
(292.86mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
-2.76"
(-70.11mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2013 1959
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Feb–Dec 2015
11-Month
14.39"
(365.51mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
-3.75"
(-95.25mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 2013 2013
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jan–Dec 2015
12-Month
15.04"
(382.02mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
-7.35"
(-186.69mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 2013 2013
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jul 2014–Dec 2015
18-Month
25.63"
(651.00mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
-5.03"
(-127.76mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Jan 2014–Dec 2015
24-Month
34.94"
(887.48mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
-9.83"
(-249.68mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2014 2014
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Jan 2013–Dec 2015
36-Month
42.87"
(1,088.90mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-24.35"
(-618.49mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2015
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jan 2012–Dec 2015
48-Month
66.32"
(1,684.53mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-23.11"
(-586.99mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1991 1949
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jan 2011–Dec 2015
60-Month
85.11"
(2,161.79mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-26.54"
(-674.12mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1932 1932
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/