Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, August 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2021
1-Month
0.10"
(2.54mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2020 1937, 2002
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Ties: 1927, 1981, 2010, 2011, 2020
Jul–Aug 2021
2-Month
0.39"
(9.91mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2020 1940
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1983
Ties: 1921
Jun–Aug 2021
3-Month
0.53"
(13.46mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1913
Ties: 1935, 1956
May–Aug 2021
4-Month
0.64"
(16.26mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1924 1924
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Apr–Aug 2021
5-Month
0.93"
(23.62mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
-2.36"
(-59.95mm)
1st Driest Driest since: 2021 2021
128th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1896
Mar–Aug 2021
6-Month
2.66"
(67.56mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
-3.84"
(-97.54mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 2008 2008
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1995
Feb–Aug 2021
7-Month
4.05"
(102.87mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-6.30"
(-160.02mm)
1st Driest Driest since: 1997 1997, 2021
128th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Ties: 1997
Jan–Aug 2021
8-Month
7.70"
(195.58mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
-6.90"
(-175.26mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2015 2022
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1995
Dec 2020–Aug 2021
9-Month
9.53"
(242.06mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
-8.69"
(-220.73mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1985 1924
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Nov 2020–Aug 2021
10-Month
10.72"
(272.29mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
-10.08"
(-256.03mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Oct 2020–Aug 2021
11-Month
10.77"
(273.56mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
-11.23"
(-285.24mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1924
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Sep 2020–Aug 2021
12-Month
10.81"
(274.57mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-11.63"
(-295.41mm)
1st Driest Driest since: 2021 2021
127th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Mar 2020–Aug 2021
18-Month
17.50"
(444.50mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
-11.46"
(-291.08mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
124th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Sep 2019–Aug 2021
24-Month
27.02"
(686.31mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-17.88"
(-454.15mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
124th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Sep 2018–Aug 2021
36-Month
54.84"
(1,392.94mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-12.47"
(-316.73mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 2016 2022
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1984
Sep 2017–Aug 2021
48-Month
71.03"
(1,804.16mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
-18.47"
(-469.14mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 2016 2015
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Sep 2016–Aug 2021
60-Month
105.72"
(2,685.29mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
-5.96"
(-151.38mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2018 1991
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/