Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2018
1-Month
2.39"
(60.71mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
-1.22"
(-30.98mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2017 1989
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1955
Nov–Dec 2018
2-Month
5.20"
(132.08mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2017 1956
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Oct–Dec 2018
3-Month
5.91"
(150.11mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
-1.43"
(-36.33mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2017 2013
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Sep–Dec 2018
4-Month
5.97"
(151.64mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
-1.82"
(-46.23mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2017 2013
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Aug–Dec 2018
5-Month
6.01"
(152.65mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
-2.03"
(-51.57mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2017 2013
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Jul–Dec 2018
6-Month
6.23"
(158.24mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2017 2013
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Jun–Dec 2018
7-Month
6.30"
(160.02mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
-2.26"
(-57.40mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2017 1990
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
May–Dec 2018
8-Month
6.96"
(176.78mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
-2.48"
(-63.00mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2017 1959
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Apr–Dec 2018
9-Month
9.09"
(230.89mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
-1.99"
(-50.54mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2017 1959
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Mar–Dec 2018
10-Month
14.21"
(360.93mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
-0.08"
(-2.04mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2017 1959
57th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Feb–Dec 2018
11-Month
14.78"
(375.41mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
-3.36"
(-85.35mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Jan–Dec 2018
12-Month
18.10"
(459.74mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
-4.29"
(-108.97mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Jul 2017–Dec 2018
18-Month
22.51"
(571.75mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
-8.15"
(-207.01mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 2013 1976
110th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Jan 2017–Dec 2018
24-Month
46.27"
(1,175.26mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 2016 2014
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Jan 2016–Dec 2018
36-Month
72.00"
(1,828.80mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
4.78"
(121.41mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2017 2015
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Jan 2015–Dec 2018
48-Month
87.04"
(2,210.82mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
-2.39"
(-60.70mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2016 1949
64th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Jan 2014–Dec 2018
60-Month
106.94"
(2,716.28mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
-4.71"
(-119.63mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2017 1932
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 25, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/