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Total Seasonal Rainfall (Precipitation)
Los Angeles International Airport, 1944-2018

Wet Day at Los Angeles International Airport

Wet day at Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

See also:
Monthly Precipitation (Rainfall) by Season - Los Angeles International Airport

Total Seasonal Rainfall - Downtown Los Angeles
Total Seasonal Rainfall - Long Beach Airport
Total Seasonal Rainfall - Hollywood Burbank Airport
Total Seasonal Rainfall - Lancaster

NOTE: When most weather reporting sources cite weather in Los Angeles (without specifying where, exactly, in Los Angeles), these numbers are typcially for the Downtown Los Angeles weather station (actually located on the USC campus).

This last rainfall season (2017-2018) was the driest for Los Angeles Airport since 2006-2007 and the second driest since rainfall records began being kept in 1944.


Average for seasons 1944 through 2017: 11.58 inches*

Season (July 1-June 30) Total Inches of Rainfall Inches Above/Below (+/-)
Overall Season Average*
2018-2019 See Month-by-month numbers as this current season unfolds.
2017-2018 3.87 -7.71
2016-2017 16.33 4.75
2015-2016 9.41 -2.17
2014-2015 7.45 -4.13
2013-2014 4.45 -7.13
2012-2013 6.89 -4.69
2011-2012 7.61 -3.97
2010-2011 17.85 +6.27
2009-2010 12.42 +0.84
2008-2009 8.13 -3.45
2007-2008 10.24 -1.34
2006-2007 2.63 -8.95
2005-2006 10.89 -0.69
2004-2005 26.51 +14.93
2003-2004 8.61 -2.97
2002-2003 10.38 -1.20
2001-2002 4.16 -7.42
2000-2001 15.56 +3.98
1999-2000 10.11 -1.47
1998-1999 9.27 -2.31
1997-1998 31.28 +19.70
1996-1997 13.30 +1.72
1995-1996 10.29 -1.29
1994-1995 22.80 +11.22
1993-1994 8.21 -3.37
1992-1993 23.66 +12.08
1991-1992 14.79 +3.21
1990-1991 8.02 -3.56
1989-1990 6.07 -5.51
1988-1989 6.55 -5.03
1987-1988 8.91 -2.67
1986-1987 6.01 -5.57
1985-1986 18.69 +7.11
1984-1985 9.60 -1.98
1983-1984 10.65 -0.93
1982-1983 25.61 +14.03
1981-1982 13.18 +1.60
1980-1981 8.36 -3.22
1979-1980 21.02 +9.44
1978-1979 14.99 +3.41
1977-1978 28.55 +16.97
1976-1977 12.47 +0.89
1975-1976 4.37 -7.21
1974-1975 11.28 -0.30
1973-1974 10.93 -0.65
1972-1973 17.35 +5.77
1971-1972 6.43 -5.15
1970-1971 9.92 -1.66
1969-1970 5.67 -5.91
1968-1969 16.18 +4.60
1967-1968 14.50 +2.92
1966-1967 13.54 +1.96
1965-1966 12.62 +1.04
1964-1965 10.27 -1.31
1963-1964 7.51 -4.07
1962-1963 9.29 -2.29
1961-1962 18.22 +6.64
1960-1961 4.48 -7.10
1959-1960 9.16 -2.42
1958-1959 5.60 -5.98
1957-1958 18.91 +7.33
1956-1957 8.93 -2.65
1955-1956 13.51 +1.93
1954-1955 9.87 -1.71
1953-1954 12.19 +0.61
1952-1953 8.55 -3.03
1951-1952 19.12 +7.54
1950-1951 6.64 -4.94
1949-1950 9.15 -2.43
1948-1949 7.97 -3.61
1947-1948 5.36 -6.22
1946-1947 13.46 +1.88
1945-1946 9.81 -1.77
1944-1945 10.50** -1.08**

* Overall seasonal average above is for all seasons 1944 through 2017. The "Normal" or average seasonal precipitation for Los Angeles International Airport typcially provided by the National Weather Service is 12.82 inches, based upon the average for seasons from 1981 through 2010.
** One month in this season was missing data for 26 days or more.

Source: National Weather Service