Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2016
1-Month
4.49"
(114.05mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
0.88"
(22.36mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2013 1989
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1955
Nov–Dec 2016
2-Month
6.65"
(168.91mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Ties: 1960
Oct–Dec 2016
3-Month
10.47"
(265.94mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Sep–Dec 2016
4-Month
10.57"
(268.48mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Aug–Dec 2016
5-Month
10.63"
(270.00mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
2.59"
(65.78mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Jul–Dec 2016
6-Month
10.69"
(271.53mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
2.48"
(63.00mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Jun–Dec 2016
7-Month
10.96"
(278.38mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1990
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
May–Dec 2016
8-Month
11.73"
(297.94mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
2.29"
(58.16mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2015 1959
34th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Apr–Dec 2016
9-Month
13.25"
(336.55mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1959
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Mar–Dec 2016
10-Month
18.13"
(460.50mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
3.84"
(97.53mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2015 1959
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Feb–Dec 2016
11-Month
19.34"
(491.24mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jan–Dec 2016
12-Month
25.73"
(653.54mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
3.34"
(84.83mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1983
Jul 2015–Dec 2016
18-Month
34.26"
(870.20mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
3.60"
(91.44mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2015 1976
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1983
Jan 2015–Dec 2016
24-Month
40.77"
(1,035.56mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
-4.00"
(-101.60mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2015 2014
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Jan 2014–Dec 2016
36-Month
60.67"
(1,541.02mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-6.55"
(-166.37mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2015 2015
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Ties: 1918
Jan 2013–Dec 2016
48-Month
68.60"
(1,742.44mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-20.83"
(-529.08mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 2015 1949
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1983
Jan 2012–Dec 2016
60-Month
92.05"
(2,338.07mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-19.60"
(-497.84mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 2015 1932
110th 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 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/