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Record Wettest and Driest Periods
Downtown Los Angeles Weather Station

Downpour while in westbound traffic in Hacienda Heights on Highway 60. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

See also:
Rainfall Normals & High, Low & Daily Records - Downtown Los Angeles
Monthly Precipitation (Rainfall) by Season - Downtown Los Angeles
Total Seasonal Rainfall by Season - Downtown Los Angeles


Wettest Seasons (Period: July 1 to June 30 of following year)
Total Inches of Rainfall Season
38.18 1883-1884
37.25 2004-2005
34.84 1889-1890
33.44 1977-1978
32.76 1940-1941
31.25 1982-1983
31.01 1997-1998

Wettest Days

Total Inches of Rainfall Date
5.88 Mar 2, 1938
5.71 Jan 26, 1956
5.55 Dec 28, 2004
4.86 Dec 31, 1933
4.80 Feb 24, 1913

Wettest Day Record Each Month

Month (Date & Year) Total Inches of Rainfall
January (26, 1956) 5.71
February (24, 1913) 4.80
March (2, 1938) 5.88
April (5, 1926) 2.74
May (8, 1977) 2.02
June (5, 1993) 0.76
July (25, 1906) 0.60
August (17, 1977) 2.06
September (23, 1939) 3.96
October (20, 1889) 3.16
November (7, 1966) 3.85
December (28, 2004) 5.55

Driest Seasons

Total Inches of Rainfall Season
3.21 2006-2007
4.42 2001-2002
4.85 1960-1961
5.58 1958-1959
5.59 1898-1899
5.85 2012-2013
6.08 2013-2014

Source: National Weather Service


During a 24-hour period from December 31, 1933 through January 1, 1934, 7.36 inches of rain fell on the Los Angeles Civic Center, a record for a 24-hour period at that location.