Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, March 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2021
1-Month
1.73"
(43.94mm)
3.21"
(81.53mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2015 1923
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1995
Feb–Mar 2021
2-Month
3.12"
(79.25mm)
7.06"
(179.32mm)
-3.94"
(-100.07mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2013 1923
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1938
Jan–Mar 2021
3-Month
6.77"
(171.96mm)
11.31"
(287.27mm)
-4.54"
(-115.31mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2020 2013
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1995
Dec 2020–Mar 2021
4-Month
8.60"
(218.44mm)
14.94"
(379.48mm)
-6.34"
(-161.04mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Nov 2020–Mar 2021
5-Month
9.79"
(248.67mm)
17.51"
(444.75mm)
-7.72"
(-196.08mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Oct 2020–Mar 2021
6-Month
9.84"
(249.94mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
-8.87"
(-225.29mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Sep 2020–Mar 2021
7-Month
9.88"
(250.95mm)
19.16"
(486.66mm)
-9.28"
(-235.71mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Aug 2020–Mar 2021
8-Month
9.97"
(253.24mm)
19.40"
(492.76mm)
-9.43"
(-239.52mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Jul 2020–Mar 2021
9-Month
10.02"
(254.51mm)
19.58"
(497.33mm)
-9.56"
(-242.82mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Jun 2020–Mar 2021
10-Month
10.18"
(258.57mm)
19.93"
(506.22mm)
-9.75"
(-247.65mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
May 2020–Mar 2021
11-Month
11.38"
(289.05mm)
20.82"
(528.83mm)
-9.44"
(-239.78mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Apr 2020–Mar 2021
12-Month
13.36"
(339.34mm)
22.45"
(570.23mm)
-9.09"
(-230.89mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
124th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Oct 2019–Mar 2021
18-Month
25.47"
(646.94mm)
41.16"
(1,045.46mm)
-15.69"
(-398.52mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
124th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Apr 2019–Mar 2021
24-Month
30.10"
(764.54mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-14.80"
(-375.92mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Apr 2018–Mar 2021
36-Month
57.02"
(1,448.31mm)
67.28"
(1,708.91mm)
-10.26"
(-260.60mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2016 1977
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1984
Apr 2017–Mar 2021
48-Month
73.90"
(1,877.06mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
-15.57"
(-395.48mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 2016 2015
109th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Apr 2016–Mar 2021
60-Month
107.46"
(2,729.48mm)
111.67"
(2,836.42mm)
-4.21"
(-106.94mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2018 1991
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 13, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/