Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2018
1-Month
0.70"
(17.78mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2017 1917
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1962
Ties: 1898, 2008
Sep–Oct 2018
2-Month
0.76"
(19.30mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2008 2020
104th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1962
Aug–Oct 2018
3-Month
0.80"
(20.32mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
-1.09"
(-27.69mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2006 1995, 2002
110th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1962
Jul–Oct 2018
4-Month
1.02"
(25.91mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002, 2020
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1962
Ties: 1952, 1954
Jun–Oct 2018
5-Month
1.09"
(27.69mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-1.33"
(-33.78mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1982
Ties: 2003
May–Oct 2018
6-Month
1.75"
(44.45mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1957
Apr–Oct 2018
7-Month
3.88"
(98.55mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2013 2002
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1963
Mar–Oct 2018
8-Month
9.00"
(228.60mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2017 2008
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Feb–Oct 2018
9-Month
9.57"
(243.08mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-2.42"
(-61.47mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2015 1966
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1998
Jan–Oct 2018
10-Month
12.90"
(327.66mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-3.34"
(-84.84mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1998
Dec 2017–Oct 2018
11-Month
13.20"
(335.28mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
-6.67"
(-169.42mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Nov 2017–Oct 2018
12-Month
16.18"
(410.97mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-6.26"
(-159.01mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
106th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
May 2017–Oct 2018
18-Month
18.00"
(457.20mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-7.75"
(-196.85mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Nov 2016–Oct 2018
24-Month
47.72"
(1,212.09mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
2.85"
(72.39mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2016 1977
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Nov 2015–Oct 2018
36-Month
73.36"
(1,863.34mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
6.07"
(154.17mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2016 2014
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1984
Nov 2014–Oct 2018
48-Month
89.98"
(2,285.49mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2017 2015
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1998
Nov 2013–Oct 2018
60-Month
103.17"
(2,620.52mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-8.48"
(-215.39mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1991
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/