Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2016
1-Month
3.82"
(97.03mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2015 1917
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1962
Sep–Oct 2016
2-Month
3.92"
(99.57mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2015 2020
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1962
Ties: 1950, 1982
Aug–Oct 2016
3-Month
3.98"
(101.09mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
2.09"
(53.08mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 1995, 2002
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1962
Jul–Oct 2016
4-Month
4.04"
(102.62mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
1.97"
(50.04mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 2002, 2020
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1962
Jun–Oct 2016
5-Month
4.31"
(109.47mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
1.89"
(48.00mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1982
May–Oct 2016
6-Month
5.08"
(129.03mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1957
Apr–Oct 2016
7-Month
6.60"
(167.64mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
1.67"
(42.42mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1963
Ties: 1935
Mar–Oct 2016
8-Month
11.48"
(291.59mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
3.34"
(84.83mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2015 2008
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Feb–Oct 2016
9-Month
12.69"
(322.33mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1966
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Jan–Oct 2016
10-Month
19.08"
(484.63mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
2.84"
(72.13mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1998
Dec 2015–Oct 2016
11-Month
23.77"
(603.76mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Nov 2015–Oct 2016
12-Month
25.64"
(651.26mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
3.20"
(81.28mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
May 2015–Oct 2016
18-Month
28.77"
(730.76mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
3.02"
(76.71mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Nov 2014–Oct 2016
24-Month
42.26"
(1,073.40mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-2.61"
(-66.30mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Nov 2013–Oct 2016
36-Month
55.45"
(1,408.43mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-11.84"
(-300.74mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2015 2014
100th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 1984
Nov 2012–Oct 2016
48-Month
71.67"
(1,820.42mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-17.80"
(-452.12mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 2015 2015
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1998
Nov 2011–Oct 2016
60-Month
87.56"
(2,224.02mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-24.09"
(-611.89mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1991 1991
120th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/