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Monthly Rainfall (Precipitation)

Palmdale, California
(Palmdale Airport)
1919-2019

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 Burbank
Monthly Precipitation for Lancaster
Monthly Precipitation for Long Beach
Monthly Precipitation for Pasadena
Monthly Precipitation for Sandberg
Monthly Precipitation for Santa Catalina Island
Monthly Precipitation for Van Nuys, Los Angeles
Monthly Precipitation for Westwood, Los Angeles
Monthly Precipitation for Woodland Hills, Los Angeles

Why our “Rainfall Season” is different than that of the National Weather Service


Quantity is measured in inches

Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
Season Avg.* 0.09 0.07 0.15 0.31 0.63 0.78 1.05 1.04 0.58 0.31 0.10 0.03 5.10
2019-2020 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 0.03 (1)
2018-2019 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.44 1.82 2.02 2.27 0.99 T 0.41 T 7.40
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 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 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 ---(2) 1.24 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 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 ---(2) ---(2) 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 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 1.17(3)
1930-1931 0.00 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.94 0.00 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 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 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 3.34 0.08 2.81 0.08 1.66 ---(2) 7.97(3)
1928-1929 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 1.17 1.73 0.74 0.30 0.96 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 5.00(3)
1927-1928 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 0.36 0.28 1.38 0.25 1.75 0.30 0.02 0.30 0.00 4.64(3)
1926-1927 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 1.95 1.20 0.06 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 3.21(3)
1925-1926 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.44 1.24 ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) ---(2) 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 ---(2) 0.54 0.66 0.00 0.00 5.31(3)
1921-1922 ---(2) ---(2) 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 ---(2) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.73 0.10 2.55 0.81 0.16 0.00 ---(2) ---(2) 4.35(3)
1919-1920 ---(2) ---(2) 0.10 0.09 0.90 ---(2) 1.05 1.78 1.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.62(3)

* Season average from 1948 as calculated by Western Regional Climate Center.

* Average as calculated for period 1933-2019, except for seasons 2010-11 and 2011-12.
T = Trace amount
(1) Seasonal rainfall through latest full month.
(2) 26 days or more of data were missing for this 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