Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2020
1-Month
0.05"
(1.27mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1995 1917
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1962
Ties: 1995
Sep–Oct 2020
2-Month
0.09"
(2.29mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-1.56"
(-39.62mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2020
126th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1962
Aug–Oct 2020
3-Month
0.18"
(4.57mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
-1.71"
(-43.44mm)
1st Driest Driest since: 2002 1995, 2002, 2020
126th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1962
Ties: 1995, 2002
Jul–Oct 2020
4-Month
0.23"
(5.84mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2020
126th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1962
Jun–Oct 2020
5-Month
0.39"
(9.91mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
-2.03"
(-51.56mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1982
May–Oct 2020
6-Month
1.59"
(40.39mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
-1.71"
(-43.43mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 2008 2002
120th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1957
Apr–Oct 2020
7-Month
3.57"
(90.68mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
-1.36"
(-34.54mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2013 2002
106th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1963
Ties: 1905
Mar–Oct 2020
8-Month
6.77"
(171.96mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2015 2008
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1983
Feb–Oct 2020
9-Month
6.98"
(177.29mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-5.01"
(-127.26mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 2013 1966
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1998
Jan–Oct 2020
10-Month
9.04"
(229.62mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-7.20"
(-182.88mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
120th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1998
Dec 2019–Oct 2020
11-Month
13.91"
(353.31mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
-5.96"
(-151.39mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1983
Nov 2019–Oct 2020
12-Month
15.52"
(394.21mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-6.92"
(-175.77mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1983
May 2019–Oct 2020
18-Month
19.09"
(484.89mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-6.66"
(-169.16mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1983
Nov 2018–Oct 2020
24-Month
43.35"
(1,101.09mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-1.52"
(-38.61mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2016 1977
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1983
Nov 2017–Oct 2020
36-Month
59.53"
(1,512.06mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-7.76"
(-197.11mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2016 2014
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1984
Nov 2016–Oct 2020
48-Month
91.07"
(2,313.18mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2018 2015
48th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1998
Nov 2015–Oct 2020
60-Month
116.71"
(2,964.43mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
5.06"
(128.52mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2018 1991
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/