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Total Seasonal Rainfall (Precipitation)

Los Angeles International Airport
1944-2020

Wet Day at Los Angeles International Airport

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

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

Total Rainfall by Season - Downtown Los Angeles
Total Rainfall by Season - Burbank
Total Rainfall by Season - Lancaster
Total Rainfall by Season - Long Beach
Total Rainfall by Season - Palmdale
Total Rainfall by Season - Pasadena
Total Rainfall by Season - Sandberg
Total Rainfall by Season - Santa Catalina Island
Total Rainfall by Season - Santa Clarita
Total Rainfall by Season - Santa Fe Dam (San Gabriel Valley)
Total Rainfall by Season - Santa Monica
Total Rainfall by Season - Van Nuys, Los Angeles
Total Rainfall by Season - Westwood, Los Angeles
Total Rainfall by Season - Woodland Hills, Los Angeles

NOTE: When most weather reporting sources cite weather in Los Angeles (without specifying where, exactly, in Los Angeles), these numbers are typically 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 2020: 11.65 inches*

Season (July 1-June 30) Total Inches of Rainfall Inches Above/Below (+/-)
Overall Season Average*
2020-2021 See month-by-month numbers as season unfolds.
2019-2020 13.19 >+1.54
2018-2019 16.94 +5.29
2017-2018 3.87 -7.78
2016-2017 16.33 +4.68
2015-2016 9.41 -2.24
2014-2015 7.45 -4.20
2013-2014 4.45 -7.20
2012-2013 6.89 -4.76
2011-2012 7.61 -4.04
2010-2011 17.85 +6.20
2009-2010 12.42 +0.77
2008-2009 8.13 -3.52
2007-2008 10.24 -1.41
2006-2007 2.63 -9.02
2005-2006 10.89 -0.76
2004-2005 26.51 +14.86
2003-2004 8.61 -3.04
2002-2003 10.38 -1.27
2001-2002 4.16 -7.49
2000-2001 15.56 +3.91
1999-2000 10.11 -1.54
1998-1999 9.27 -2.38
1997-1998 31.28 +19.63
1996-1997 13.30 +1.65
1995-1996 10.29 -1.36
1994-1995 22.80 +11.15
1993-1994 8.21 -3.44
1992-1993 23.66 +12.01
1991-1992 14.79 +3.14
1990-1991 8.02 -3.63
1989-1990 6.07 -5.58
1988-1989 6.55 -5.10
1987-1988 8.91 -2.74
1986-1987 6.01 -5.64
1985-1986 18.69 +7.04
1984-1985 9.60 -2.05
1983-1984 10.65 -1.00
1982-1983 25.61 +13.96
1981-1982 13.18 +1.53
1980-1981 8.36 -3.29
1979-1980 21.02 +9.37
1978-1979 14.99 +3.34
1977-1978 28.55 +16.90
1976-1977 12.47 +0.82
1975-1976 4.37 -7.28
1974-1975 11.28 -0.37
1973-1974 10.93 -0.72
1972-1973 17.35 +5.70
1971-1972 6.43 -5.22
1970-1971 9.92 -1.73
1969-1970 5.67 -5.98
1968-1969 16.18 +4.53
1967-1968 14.50 +2.85
1966-1967 13.54 +1.89
1965-1966 12.62 +0.97
1964-1965 10.27 -1.38
1963-1964 7.51 -4.14
1962-1963 9.29 -2.36
1961-1962 18.22 +6.57
1960-1961 4.48 -7.17
1959-1960 9.16 -2.49
1958-1959 5.60 -6.05
1957-1958 18.91 +7.26
1956-1957 8.93 -2.72
1955-1956 13.51 +1.86
1954-1955 9.87 -1.78
1953-1954 12.19 +0.54
1952-1953 8.55 -3.10
1951-1952 19.12 +7.47
1950-1951 6.64 -5.01
1949-1950 9.15 -2.50
1948-1949 7.97 -3.68
1947-1948 5.36 -6.29
1946-1947 13.46 +1.81
1945-1946 9.81 -1.84
1944-1945** 10.50 -1.15

* Overall seasonal average above is for all seasons 1944 through 2018. The "Normal" or average seasonal precipitation for Los Angeles International Airport typically provided by the National Weather Service is 12.82 inches, based upon the average for seasons from 1981 through 2010.
** One or more months during the season was missing data for five or more days.

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Los Angeles/Oxnard