Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2016
1-Month
0.06"
(1.52mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
-0.18"
(-4.58mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2006 1937, 2002
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1983
Ties: 1994, 1995, 1996, 2006
Jul–Aug 2016
2-Month
0.12"
(3.05mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1983
Ties: 1932
Jun–Aug 2016
3-Month
0.39"
(9.91mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1913
Ties: 1902
May–Aug 2016
4-Month
1.16"
(29.46mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2014 1924
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1998
Apr–Aug 2016
5-Month
2.68"
(68.07mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2014 1985
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1896
Mar–Aug 2016
6-Month
7.56"
(192.02mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
1.06"
(26.92mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2015 2008
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1995
Feb–Aug 2016
7-Month
8.77"
(222.76mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2015 1997
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1998
Jan–Aug 2016
8-Month
15.16"
(385.06mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
48th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1995
Dec 2015–Aug 2016
9-Month
19.85"
(504.19mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Nov 2015–Aug 2016
10-Month
21.72"
(551.69mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
48th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Oct 2015–Aug 2016
11-Month
22.62"
(574.55mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Sep 2015–Aug 2016
12-Month
22.95"
(582.93mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Mar 2015–Aug 2016
18-Month
26.69"
(677.93mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
-2.27"
(-57.65mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Sep 2014–Aug 2016
24-Month
40.12"
(1,019.05mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-4.78"
(-121.41mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Sep 2013–Aug 2016
36-Month
52.56"
(1,335.02mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-14.75"
(-374.65mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 2015 2014
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 1984
Sep 2012–Aug 2016
48-Month
68.84"
(1,748.54mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
-20.66"
(-524.76mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 2015 2015
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1998
Sep 2011–Aug 2016
60-Month
85.46"
(2,170.68mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
-26.22"
(-665.99mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1991 1991
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/