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Monthly Rainfall (Precipitation)
1919-2019

Palmdale (Palmdale Regional Airport), California

Desert Rainfall

Desert rainfall. Photo by Ronald Carlson, courtesy PublicDomainPictures.net.

Also see:
Monthly Precipitation for Downtown Los Angeles
Monthly Precipitation for Los Angeles International Airport
Monthly Precipitation for Long Beach Airport
Monthly Precipitation for Hollywood Burbank Airport
Monthly Precipitation for Lancaster Airfield

Quantity is measured in inches

Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
Season Avg.* 0.06 0.14 0.18 0.32 0.65 1.34 1.45 1.48 1.20 0.46 0.14 0.03 7.41
2018-2019 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.44 1.82 2.02 2.27 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 5.66(2)
2017-2018 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.94 0.50 1.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.40
2016-2017 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.32 2.21 3.01 1.82 0.04 0.10 0.00 0.00 7.61
2015-2016 1.23 0.00 0.50 0.87 0.38 0.68 1.55 0.35 1.40 0.14 0.05 0.00 7.15
2014-2015 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.26 3.02 1.10 0.49 0.22 0.11 0.12 0.00 5.37
2013-2014 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.37 1.32 0.10 0.03 1.44 0.39 0.27 0.50 0.00 4.44
2012-2013 0.00 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.26 0.50 0.20 0.23 0.00 0.15 0.00 1.55
2011-2012 0.00 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 0.38 0.40 0.06 0.54 1.10 0.71 0.00 0.00 3.19(3)
2010-2011 0.68 0.00 0.00 2.06 0.38 4.67 ---(1) 1.24 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 9.03(3)
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
2009-2010 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.00 1.19 3.62 2.13 0.32 0.71 0.00 0.00 8.01
2008-2009 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.47 1.52 0.00 2.81 0.23 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.03
2007-2008 0.00 0.00 0.62 0.01 0.75 0.00 3.45 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.83
2006-2007 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.42 0.00 0.43 0.11 0.42 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.00 1.41
2005-2006 0.22 0.10 0.73 1.76 0.00 0.08 0.64 1.36 1.53 1.26 0.00 0.11 7.79
2004-2005 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.53 0.46 4.27 3.91 5.60 0.93 0.96 0.25 0.00 19.91
2003-2004 0.09 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.55 0.96 0.02 3.24 0.25 0.06 0.00 0.00 5.18
2002-2003 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.39 1.54 0.00 3.79 2.03 0.77 0.41 0.00 8.93
2001-2002 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.75 0.56 0.49 0.05 0.14 0.04 0.02 0.00 2.22
2000-2001 0.00 0.21 0.00 0.19 0.00 0.00 1.69 2.51 0.63 0.83 0.00 0.00 6.06
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1999-2000 0.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.22 1.85 0.81 0.79 0.00 0.00 4.27
1998-1999 0.00 0.00 0.36 0.03 0.45 0.13 0.35 0.23 0.19 0.83 0.00 0.06 2.63
1997-1998 0.00 0.00 1.20 0.20 0.91 2.46 1.10 6.35 1.96 0.89 1.01 0.00 16.08
1996-1997 0.00 0.13 0.00 0.93 0.41 1.19 0.81 0.05 0.00 0.14 0.00 0.00 3.66
1995-1996 0.03 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.73 0.29 2.36 0.42 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.88
1994-1995 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.21 0.69 5.35 0.44 2.25 0.13 0.00 0.07 9.21
1993-1994 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.26 0.31 1.39 0.79 0.03 0.35 0.00 3.59
1992-1993 0.06 0.52 0.00 0.43 0.00 3.02 7.50 4.86 0.99 0.00 0.00 0.37 17.75
1991-1992 0.21 0.01 0.11 0.31 0.00 2.00 2.05 4.96 2.52 0.23 0.10 0.00 12.50
1990-1991 0.00 0.16 0.00 0.00 0.22 0.01 1.20 1.11 4.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.87
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1989-1990 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.00 0.11 0.00 0.80 0.99 0.15 0.08 0.02 0.02 2.63
1988-1989 0.11 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.02 1.71 0.47 1.29 0.06 0.00 0.24 0.00 3.96
1987-1988 0.00 0.00 0.49 2.05 1.36 0.99 1.39 0.79 0.77 0.81 0.12 0.03 8.80
1986-1987 0.07 0.12 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.74 0.63 0.47 0.37 0.00 0.20 0.71 3.32
1985-1986 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.19 0.90 0.00 0.00 2.44 1.76 0.03 0.00 0.00 5.36
1984-1985 0.50 0.23 0.15 0.00 0.61 5.27 0.22 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.98
1983-1984 0.00 0.58 0.05 0.87 0.88 1.41 0.00 0.02 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.05 3.94
1982-1983 0.00 0.00 0.43 0.00 2.01 0.96 2.89 2.74 5.22 0.80 0.00 0.00 15.05
1981-1982 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 1.28 0.00 1.63 0.91 2.69 2.47 0.19 0.00 9.57
1980-1981 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 1.64 0.58 2.11 0.17 0.00 0.00 4.76
1979-1980 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.22 0.09 3.14 6.42 3.02 0.10 0.66 0.00 13.76
1978-1979 0.00 0.00 0.92 0.06 0.69 1.00 4.73 1.28 2.61 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.29
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1977-1978 0.00 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.03 3.22 2.28 3.53 3.65 1.10 0.00 0.00 15.06
1976-1977 0.00 0.00 2.12 0.04 0.22 0.17 2.92 0.02 0.40 0.00 1.66 0.25 7.80
1975-1976 0.00 0.00 0.24 0.00 0.00 0.12 0.00 1.78 0.60 0.06 0.12 0.00 2.92
1974-1975 0.25 0.24 0.00 1.20 0.00 1.35 0.12 0.71 1.16 0.77 0.00 0.00 5.80
1973-1974 0.00 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.60 0.06 3.16 0.00 1.28 0.14 0.08 0.00 5.40
1972-1973 0.00 0.13 0.00 0.09 1.26 0.50 1.67 2.98 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.13
1971-1972 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.00 4.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.28 4.61
1970-1971 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.02 2.86 2.00 0.03 0.19 0.29 0.25 0.17 0.00 5.84
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1969-1970 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.70 0.00 0.26 0.77 0.64 0.05 0.00 0.00 2.59
1968-1969 0.00 1.46 0.00 0.22 0.06 0.52 3.41 4.22 0.26 0.67 0.25 0.40 11.47
1967-1968 0.00 0.28 0.42 0.00 3.51 0.68 0.29 0.41 0.76 0.44 0.00 0.00 6.79
1966-1967 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.00 1.82 1.58 1.28 0.00 0.27 1.80 0.00 0.02 7.17
1965-1966 0.49 0.13 0.09 0.00 5.62 2.12 0.35 0.88 0.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.80
1964-1965 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 1.09 0.23 0.11 0.00 0.27 1.52 0.00 0.00 3.48
1963-1964 0.00 0.10 1.70 1.44 1.30 0.02 1.30 0.02 1.13 0.18 0.27 0.00 7.46
1962-1963 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.00 0.03 0.02 0.90 1.03 0.83 0.00 0.00 2.88
1961-1962 0.00 0.65 0.00 0.00 1.10 1.09 1.77 4.41 1.21 0.00 0.05 0.00 10.28
1960-1961 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 1.30 0.08 0.34 0.00 0.47 0.04 0.00 0.00 2.46
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1959-1960 0.00 0.13 0.19 0.00 0.00 1.14 1.43 1.45 0.05 0.35 0.00 0.00 4.74
1958-1959 0.00 0.00 0.42 0.74 0.22 0.00 0.96 1.89 0.00 0.23 0.00 0.00 4.46
1957-1958 0.02 0.00 0.00 1.56 0.93 1.85 0.98 3.20 2.94 2.26 0.28 0.00 14.02
1956-1957 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.30 0.00 0.03 3.61 0.73 0.65 0.35 0.17 0.00 5.89
1955-1956 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 0.70 2.74 0.00 0.00 1.75 0.12 0.00 5.62
1954-1955 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.31 0.81 2.84 0.22 0.00 1.00 0.04 0.00 6.22
1953-1954 0.00 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.39 0.00 4.53 1.66 2.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.75
1952-1953 0.29 0.00 0.35 0.00 1.90 2.01 0.06 0.32 0.18 0.59 0.23 0.00 5.93
1951-1952 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.60 0.72 4.24 6.25 0.44 4.69 0.68 0.00 0.00 17.62
1950-1951 0.22 0.00 0.07 0.00 0.10 0.00 1.35 0.18 0.30 0.82 0.35 0.00 3.39
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1949-1950 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.17 0.50 1.06 0.74 0.58 1.13 0.51 0.27 0.00 5.02
1948-1949 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 0.00 1.46 1.73 0.50 0.23 0.02 0.13 0.00 4.38
1947-1948 0.00 0.21 0.00 0.13 0.00 1.65 0.00 1.39 1.51 0.25 0.00 0.21 5.35
1946-1947 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.41 3.37 2.25 0.43 0.02 0.59 0.20 0.17 0.00 7.57
1945-1946 0.00 0.23 0.42 0.99 0.02 2.55 0.02 1.00 2.49 0.26 0.00 0.00 7.98
1944-1945 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.94 0.61 0.00 1.68 2.45 0.33 0.00 0.00 8.01
1943-1944 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.11 0.08 7.55 0.52 7.24 1.32 0.22 0.00 0.00 17.37
1942-1943 0.00 1.05 0.00 0.64 0.11 0.23 5.59 2.01 2.63 0.68 0.00 0.00 12.94
1941-1942 0.00 0.05 0.00 1.31 0.34 3.07 0.09 0.43 0.56 1.10 0.00 0.00 6.95
1940-1941 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.64 0.13 3.99 1.49 4.60 4.94 2.37 0.25 0.00 18.41
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1939-1940 0.00 0.04 1.89 0.03 0.27 0.32 1.42 1.37 0.74 0.60 0.00 0.00 6.68
1938-1939 0.00 1.19 0.16 0.00 0.00 4.76 1.65 0.78 1.71 0.22 0.38 0.00 10.85
1937-1938 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.00 1.45 0.51 4.36 4.92 0.28 0.00 0.00 11.54
1936-1937 0.05 0.02 0.00 0.58 0.04 4.95 1.92 2.27 2.54 0.09 0.33 0.15 12.94
1935-1936 0.00 1.38 0.07 0.04 0.07 0.32 0.04 3.18 0.72 0.40 0.00 0.15 6.37
1934-1935 0.00 0.05 0.00 1.63 0.92 2.51 2.32 0.86 1.76 0.56 0.00 0.00 10.61
1933-1934 0.00 0.99 0.00 0.00 0.22 1.39 2.11 0.69 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.04 5.64
1932-1933 ---(1) ---(1) 1.29 0.07 0.00 0.68 3.80 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.35 0.08 6.34(3)
1931-1932 0.00 1.08 0.09 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 1.17(3)
1930-1931 0.00 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.94 0.00 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 0.62 0.40 0.00 2.17(3)
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1929-1930 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 3.34 0.08 2.81 0.08 1.66 ---(1) 7.97(3)
1928-1929 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 1.17 1.73 0.74 0.30 0.96 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 5.00(3)
1927-1928 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 0.36 0.28 1.38 0.25 1.75 0.30 0.02 0.30 0.00 4.64(3)
1926-1927 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 1.95 1.20 0.06 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 3.21(3)
1925-1926 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.44 1.24 ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) ---(1) 1.75(3)
1924-1925 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.07 0.03 0.72 0.07 0.21 1.43 0.96 0.22 0.00 4.11
1923-1924 0.00 0.00 0.26 0.74 0.88 0.23 0.05 0.06 1.72 0.94 0.00 0.00 4.88
1922-1923 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.98 1.89 1.15 ---(1) 0.54 0.66 0.00 0.00 5.31(3)
1921-1922 ---(1) ---(1) 0.15 0.24 0.06 4.06 2.54 1.03 1.53 0.57 0.30 0.00 10.48(3)
1920-1921 ---(1) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.73 0.10 2.55 0.81 0.16 0.00 ---(1) ---(1) 4.35(3)
1919-1920 ---(1) ---(1) 0.10 0.09 0.90 ---(1) 1.05 1.78 1.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.62(3)

* Average as calculated by Western Regional Climate Center for period 1903-2019. 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.
(1) 26 days or more of data were missing for this month.
(2) Seasonal rainfall through latest full month.
(3) Due to one or more months of missing data this season, accumulated numbers cannot reflect a complete season total.

Source: Western Regional Climate Center