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Wettest and Driest Periods
Downtown Los Angeles Weather Station

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

Wettest Seasons (Period: July 1 to June 30 of following year)

Total Inches of Rainfall Season
38.18 1883-1884
34.84 1889-1890
33.44 1977-1978
32.76 1940-1941
31.25 1982-1983
31.01 1997-1998
27.47 1968-1969
27.36 1992-1993
26.98 1979-1980
26.28 1892-1893
26.21 1951-1952
24.35 1994-1995
23.65 1913-1914
23.43 1937-1938
22.41 1936-1937
22.41 1966-1967
22.31 1885-1886
21.66 1934-1935
21.26 1877-1878
21.26 1972-1973

Wettest Days

Total Inches of Rainfall Date
5.88 Mar 2, 1938
5.71 Jan 26, 1956
4.86 Dec 31, 1933
3.96 Sep 25, 1939
3.85 Nov 7, 1966
3.84 Dec 29, 1965
3.69 Jan 22, 1967
3.61 Nov 19, 1967
3.60 Feb 20, 1944
3.52 Jan 7, 1974
3.51 Nov 22, 1965
3.43 Jan 25, 1969
3.43 Jan 22, 1943
3.42 Mar 1, 1983
3.30 Jan 10, 1995
3.30 Jan 20, 1969
3.24 Jan 4, 1995
3.12 Mar 3, 1943
3.12 Jan 1, 1934
3.03 Feb 16, 1980

Wettest Calendar Years (Period: January-December)

Total Inches of Rainfall Calendar Year
40.29 1884
34.04 1983
33.26 1889
31.28 1941
30.57 1978
27.85 1998
27.16 1938
26.81 1965
26.33 1980
26.32 1969
24.95 1952
24.07 1967
23.92 1909
23.65 1995
23.50 1993
23.29 1916
23.21 1914
22.65 1992
22.57 1943
21.96 1893

Five Driest Seasons

Total Inches of Rainfall Season
4.85 1960-1961
5.58 1958-1959
5.59 1898-1899
6.67 1923-1924
6.73 1893-1894

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.