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Total Seasonal Rainfall (Precipitation)

Palmdale, California
(Palmdale Airport)
1919-2020

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See also:
Monthly Rainfall by Season - Palmdale

Total Rainfall by Season - Downtown Los Angeles
Total Rainfall by Season - Los Angeles International Airport
Total Rainfall by Season - Burbank
Total Rainfall by Season - Lancaster
Total Rainfall by Season - Long Beach
Total Rainfall by Season - Pasadena
Total Rainfall by Season - Sandberg
Total Rainfall by Season - Santa Catalina Island
Total Rainfall by Season - Santa Clarita
Total Rainfall by Season - Santa Fe Dam (San Gabriel Valley)
Total Rainfall by Season - Santa Monica
Total Rainfall by Season - Van Nuys, Los Angeles
Total Rainfall by Season - Westwood, Los Angeles
Total Rainfall by Season - 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 1919 through 2020: 7.13 inches*

Season (July 1-June 30) Total Inches of Rainfall Inches Above/Below (+/-)
Overall Season Average
2020-2021 See month-by-month numbers as season unfolds.
2019-2020 8.64 +1.51
2018-2019 7.06 -0.07
2017-2018 3.40 -3.73
2016-2017 7.61 +0.48
2015-2016 7.15 +0.02
2014-2015 5.37 -1.76
2013-2014 4.44 -2.69
2012-2013 1.55 -5.58
2011-2012 3.19** -3.94
2010-2011 9.03** +1.90
2009-2010 8.01 +0.88
2008-2009 6.03 -1.10
2007-2008 4.83 -2.30
2006-2007 1.41 -5.72
2005-2006 7.79 +0.66
2004-2005 19.91 +12.78
2003-2004 5.18 -1.95
2002-2003 8.93 +1.80
2001-2002 2.22 -4.91
2000-2001 6.06 -1.07
1999-2000 4.27 -2.86
1998-1999 2.63 -4.50
1997-1998 16.08 +8.95
1996-1997 3.66 -3.47
1995-1996 3.88 -3.25
1994-1995 9.21 +2.08
1993-1994 3.59 -3.54
1992-1993 17.75 +10.62
1991-1992 12.50 +5.37
1990-1991 6.87 -0.26
1989-1990 2.63 -4.50
1988-1989 3.96 -3.17
1987-1988 8.80 +1.67
1986-1987 3.32 -3.81
1985-1986 5.36 -1.77
1984-1985 6.98 -0.15
1983-1984 3.94 -3.19
1982-1983 15.05 +7.92
1981-1982 9.57 +2.44
1980-1981 4.76 -2.37
1979-1980 13.76 +6.63
1978-1979 11.29 +4.16
1977-1978 15.06 +7.93
1976-1977 7.80 +0.67
1975-1976 2.92 -4.21
1974-1975 5.80 -1.33
1973-1974 5.40 -1.73
1972-1973 8.13 +1.00
1971-1972 4.61 -2.52
1970-1971 5.84 -1.29
1969-1970 2.59 -4.54
1968-1969 11.47 +4.34
1967-1968 6.79 -0.34
1966-1967 7.17 +0.04
1965-1966 9.80 +2.67
1964-1965 3.48 -3.65
1963-1964 7.46 +0.33
1962-1963 2.88 -4.25
1961-1962 10.28 +3.15
1960-1961 2.46 -4.67
1959-1960 4.74 -2.39
1958-1959 4.46 -2.67
1957-1958 14.02 +6.89
1956-1957 5.89 -1.24
1955-1956 5.62 -1.51
1954-1955 6.22 -0.91
1953-1954 8.75 +1.62
1952-1953 5.93 -1.20
1951-1952 17.62 +10.49
1950-1951 3.39 -3.74
1949-1950 5.02 -2.11
1948-1949 4.38 -2.75
1947-1948 5.35 -1.78
1946-1947 7.57 +0.44
1945-1946 7.98 +0.85
1944-1945 8.01 +0.88
1943-1944 17.37 +10.24
1942-1943 12.94 +5.81
1941-1942 6.95 -0.18
1940-1941 18.41 +11.28
1939-1940 6.68 -0.45
1938-1939 10.85 +3.72
1937-1938 11.54 +4.41
1936-1937 12.94 +5.81
1935-1936 6.37 -0.76
1934-1935 10.61 +3.48
1933-1934 5.64 -1.49
1932-1933 6.34** -0.79
1931-1932 1.17** -5.96
1930-1931 2.17** -4.96
1929-1930 7.97** +0.84
1928-1929 5.00** -2.13
1927-1928 4.64** -2.49
1926-1927 3.21** -3.92
1925-1926 1.75** -5.38
1924-1925 4.11 -3.02
1923-1924 4.88 -2.25
1922-1923 5.31** -1.82
1921-1922 10.48** +3.35
1920-1921 4.35** -2.78
1919-1920 5.62** -1.51

* Average as calculated by Western Regional Climate Center for period 1903-2018. Data for only 11 months of data were recorded for years 1903 through 1918 (therefore we do not include these years), and 62 months were missing data for 1919 through 2018, impacting these averages. The "Normal" or average seasonal precipitation for Palmdale Airport typically provided by the National Weather Service is 7.40 inches, based upon the average for seasons from 1981 through 2010.
** One or more months during the season was missing data for five or more days.

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