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Total Seasonal Rainfall (Precipitation)
vs. Overall Seasonal Average

Palmdale, California
(Palmdale Airport)
1919-2021

Rain on Glass

Rain on glass. Photo by Kristina Paukshtite, courtesy Pixabay.com.


See also:
-- Monthly Rainfall by Season - Palmdale

-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Downtown Los Angeles
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Burbank
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Hawthorne
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Lancaster
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Long Beach
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Los Angeles International Airport
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Pasadena
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Sandberg
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Santa Catalina Island
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Santa Clarita
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Santa Fe Dam (San Gabriel Valley)
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Santa Monica
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Van Nuys, Los Angeles
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Westwood, Los Angeles
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Whittier
-- Total Rainfall by Season vs. Average - Woodland Hills, Los Angeles


NOTE: When most weather reporting sources cite weather in Los Angeles (without specifying where, exactly, in Los Angeles), these numbers are typically for the Downtown Los Angeles weather station (actually located on the USC campus).

Average for seasons 1948 through 2020: 5.12 inches*

Season (July 1-June 30) Total Inches of Rainfall Inches Above/Below (+/-)
Overall Season Average
2021-2022 See month-by-month numbers as season unfolds.
2020-2021 1.84 -3.28
2019-2020 8.65 +3.53
2018-2019 7.06 +1.94
2017-2018 2.99 -2.13
2016-2017 5.93 +0.81
2015-2016 6.31 +1.19
2014-2015 4.41 -0.71
2013-2014 5.12 0.00
2012-2013 1.15 -3.97
2011-2012 3.72 -1.40
2010-2011 7.71 +2.59
2009-2010 6.76 +1.64
2008-2009 5.37 +0.25
2007-2008 3.81 -1.31
2006-2007 0.65 -4.47
2005-2006 7.13 +2.01
2004-2005 15.94 +10.82
2003-2004 3.79 -1.33
2002-2003 7.45 +2.33
2001-2002 1.57 -3.55
2000-2001 6.08 +0.96
1999-2000 2.61 -2.51
1998-1999 2.05 -3.07
1997-1998 0.82 -4.3
---No data for 23 seasons: 1974-1975 through 1996-1997---
1973-1974 4.07 -1.05
1972-1973 7.20 +2.08
1971-1972 3.75 -1.37
1970-1971 5.25 +0.13
1969-1970 2.59 -2.53
1968-1969 9.14 +4.02
1967-1968 6.84 +1.72
1966-1967 5.85 +0.73
1965-1966 8.85 +3.73
1964-1965 3.81 -1.31
1963-1964 5.35 +0.23
1962-1963 2.15 -2.97
1961-1962 7.37 +2.25
1960-1961 1.90 -3.22
1959-1960 3.76 -1.36
1958-1959 3.56 -1.56
1957-1958 9.27 +4.15
1956-1957 4.91 -0.21
1955-1956 3.73 -1.39
1954-1955 4.88 -0.24
1953-1954 5.52 +0.40
1952-1953 4.31 -0.81
1951-1952 10.43 +5.31
1950-1951 2.42 -2.70
1949-1950 2.79 -2.33
1948-1949 3.13 -1.99

* Average as calculated over all years of available rainfall data. The "Normal" or average seasonal precipitation for this station, provided by the National Centers for Environmental Information, is 5.90 inches, based upon the 30-year average for seasons from 1991 through 2020.
† Nine months of data missing (July 1997 through March 1998). Final seasonal number cannot reflect an accurate total.
‡ Three months of data missing (April through June 1974). Final seasonal number cannot reflect an accurate total.

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Los Angeles/Oxnard and Western Regional Climate Center.