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Monthly Precipitation (Rainfall)

Los Angeles International Airport
1944-2019

Wet Day at Los Angeles International Airport

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

Also see:
Monthly Precipitation for Downtown Los Angeles
Monthly Precipitation for Burbank
Monthly Precipitation for Lancaster
Monthly Precipitation for Long Beach
Monthly Precipitation for Palmdale
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

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.


Quantity is measured in inches

Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
Season Avg.* 0.02 0.06 0.17 0.38 1.34 1.82 2.67 2.59 1.78 0.72 0.18 0.05 11.49
2018-2019 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.58 2.09 1.45 5.52 4.42 2.10 0.05 --- --- 16.21(1)
2017-2018 0.00 T 0.08 T 0.10 0.01 1.40 0.10 2.07 0.05 0.06 T 3.87
2016-2017 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.36 1.11 2.78 7.44 4.04 0.08 0.38 0.13 T 16.33
2015-2016 0.35 0.00 1.81 0.10 0.06 1.08 2.94 0.73 1.46 0.29 0.59 T 9.41
2014-2015 0.14 0.03 0.02 0.24 0.42 4.04 1.25 0.27 0.49 0.11 0.43 0.01 7.45
2013-2014 0.03 T 0.00 0.02 0.69 0.30 T 2.79 0.36 0.26 0.00 0.00 4.45
2012-2013 T 0.00 T 0.15 1.31 2.82 1.30 0.20 0.66 0.06 0.39 0.00 6.89
2011-2012 T 0.00 0.01 0.63 1.69 0.67 1.19 0.12 1.78 1.51 0.01 0.00 7.61
2010-2011 T 0.00 0.00 1.56 0.59 8.83 0.81 1.47 4.04 T 0.53 0.02 17.85
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
2009-2010 0.00 0.00 T 1.30 0.00 2.05 4.30 3.23 0.21 1.25 0.08 T 12.42
2008-2009 0.00 T T T 1.50 2.51 0.51 3.41 0.05 T T 0.15 8.13
2007-2008 0.01 T 0.49 0.64 0.50 1.59 4.67 2.17 0.03 0.03 0.11 0.00 10.24
2006-2007 0.10 0.01 T T 0.25 0.61 0.39 0.82 0.09 0.36 0.00 T 2.63
2005-2006 T 0.00 0.25 1.01 0.47 0.95 1.42 2.03 2.52 1.63 0.60 0.01 10.89
2004-2005 0.00 0.00 T 3.78 0.11 6.49 6.87 6.95 1.08 0.90 0.33 T 26.51
2003-2004 0.02 T 0.00 0.71 0.80 1.14 0.49 4.61 0.77 0.03 0.04 T 8.61
2002-2003 0.00 T 0.08 0.05 1.60 1.77 T 3.78 1.66 0.49 0.95 T 10.38
2001-2002 T 0.00 0.00 0.04 1.34 1.25 0.73 0.35 0.27 0.02 0.11 0.05 4.16
2000-2001 0.00 0.03 0.03 1.12 0.00 T 4.68 7.30 1.29 1.10 0.01 T 15.56
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1999-2000 T 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.28 T 0.85 4.71 2.39 1.88 T 0.00 10.11
1998-1999 0.00 T 0.01 T 1.89 0.74 1.19 0.50 2.12 2.23 T 0.59 9.27
1997-1998 T T 0.27 T 2.66 3.93 3.71 13.79 3.37 1.00 2.46 0.09 31.28
1996-1997 T 0.00 0.00 1.46 1.93 4.74 5.12 0.05 T T T 0.00 13.30
1995-1996 0.06 0.00 T 0.01 0.10 2.16 1.94 4.19 1.36 0.42 0.05 0.00 10.29
1994-1995 T T 0.00 0.14 0.66 1.05 12.71 0.62 5.67 0.74 0.61 0.60 22.8
1993-1994 T 0.00 T 0.09 0.93 0.97 0.33 4.36 1.01 0.44 0.08 0.00 8.21
1992-1993 0.32 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 4.16 10.63 5.48 1.83 0.00 T 0.74 23.66
1991-1992 0.17 T 0.09 0.06 T 2.86 1.61 4.70 5.08 0.18 0.04 T 14.79
1990-1991 0.00 0.02 T 0.00 0.10 0.03 1.38 2.53 3.96 T T T 8.02
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1989-1990 T T 0.26 0.34 0.38 0.00 1.18 2.60 0.14 0.34 0.83 T 6.07
1988-1989 0.00 0.02 0.07 T 0.73 2.52 0.59 1.72 0.86 T 0.04 T 6.55
1987-1988 0.08 T 0.08 1.74 0.60 1.79 1.61 1.79 0.08 1.14 T T 8.91
1986-1987 0.09 T 1.44 0.10 1.14 0.30 1.27 0.64 0.92 0.02 T 0.09 6.01
1985-1986 T 0.00 0.28 0.36 4.75 0.44 2.31 5.36 4.89 0.30 0.00 T 18.69
1984-1985 0.00 0.29 0.09 0.28 1.24 4.21 0.70 1.91 0.72 T 0.16 0.00 9.60
1983-1984 0.00 1.25 1.91 0.94 2.74 2.11 0.39 0.01 0.14 1.16 T T 10.65
1982-1983 0.00 T 0.78 0.18 3.48 0.66 5.25 5.64 6.37 3.18 0.04 0.03 25.61
1981-1982 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.40 2.63 1.52 2.78 0.66 3.41 1.61 0.11 0.01 13.18
1980-1981 0.00 0.00 T T 0.00 1.57 1.51 1.58 3.24 0.46 T T 8.36
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1979-1980 0.00 T 0.04 0.31 0.22 0.42 6.97 9.13 3.69 0.17 0.07 T 21.02
1978-1979 0.00 T 0.39 0.04 1.20 0.83 5.26 2.53 4.74 0.00 T T 14.99
1977-1978 0.00 2.47 T T 0.04 3.92 7.48 7.66 5.75 1.23 T 0.00 28.55
1976-1977 0.02 0.03 1.85 1.50 0.87 0.95 3.21 0.26 1.23 T 2.55 T 12.47
1975-1976 T T T 0.24 T 0.10 0.00 2.15 0.83 0.77 T 0.28 4.37
1974-1975 T T T 0.54 T 3.76 0.01 3.21 2.98 0.74 0.04 T 11.28
1973-1974 0.00 0.02 T 0.08 1.92 0.45 5.68 0.13 2.49 0.14 0.02 T 10.93
1972-1973 T 0.06 0.03 1.79 3.13 1.88 3.16 4.87 2.42 T 0.01 T 17.35
1971-1972 T 0.00 T 0.28 0.22 5.70 0.00 0.16 T T 0.01 0.06 6.43
1970-1971 T 0.00 T 0.02 3.68 4.12 0.66 0.36 0.23 0.68 0.17 0.00 9.92
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1969-1970 0.15 0.00 0.01 0.00 1.37 0.01 1.44 1.39 1.29 T T 0.01 5.67
1968-1969 0.04 T 0.00 0.32 0.24 1.42 9.60 3.76 0.42 0.38 T T 16.18
1967-1968 T 0.00 0.44 T 7.47 1.05 0.84 0.44 3.77 0.49 T T 14.5
1966-1967 0.01 T 0.19 0.04 2.69 3.67 2.71 0.05 1.47 2.68 0.03 T 13.54
1965-1966 T 0.12 0.11 T 6.38 3.25 0.84 1.40 0.49 0.01 0.02 T 12.62
1964-1965 T T T 0.30 1.07 1.95 0.43 0.34 1.63 4.52 T 0.03 10.27
1963-1964 0.00 0.01 1.13 0.42 2.76 T 1.49 T 1.20 0.20 0.01 0.29 7.51
1962-1963 T 0.00 T 0.07 0.02 0.01 0.62 4.48 2.42 1.41 0.02 0.24 9.29
1961-1962 0.01 0.30 0.04 T 1.88 1.07 2.68 11.07 1.11 0.00 0.06 T 18.22
1960-1961 T 0.00 T T 2.67 0.06 1.27 T 0.46 0.02 T T 4.48
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1959-1960 T T 0.04 0.01 0.06 1.11 2.83 2.90 0.21 2.00 T T 9.16
1958-1959 T 0.02 0.03 0.32 T 0.01 1.11 3.72 0.00 0.39 T T 5.60
1957-1958 0.03 T 0.00 1.27 0.46 2.10 1.49 6.26 5.25 2.04 0.01 T 18.91
1956-1957 T T 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.49 3.88 1.94 0.95 1.33 0.27 0.06 8.93
1955-1956 0.01 T T T 1.35 0.94 8.07 0.51 T 2.07 0.56 T 13.51
1954-1955 0.01 0.04 T T 1.24 0.74 4.12 0.88 0.15 2.20 0.42 0.07 9.87
1953-1954 0.02 T T T 1.23 0.06 4.78 3.36 2.60 0.11 0.02 0.01 12.19
1952-1953 T T 0.06 T 2.76 2.28 1.13 0.10 0.44 1.78 T T 8.55
1951-1952 0.00 0.06 T 0.23 0.71 4.63 7.23 0.72 4.33 1.21 T T 19.12
1950-1951 0.03 T 0.11 0.12 0.94 0.01 2.82 0.84 0.38 1.37 0.02 T 6.64
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1949-1950 T T 0.01 T 1.46 2.21 2.53 2.04 0.47 0.41 T 0.02 9.15
1948-1949 T T T 0.03 T 2.22 2.30 1.55 1.44 0.01 0.42 T 7.97
1947-1948 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.25 0.03 0.98 0.15 1.00 2.24 0.63 T 0.04 5.36
1946-1947 T 0.00 0.01 0.80 7.92 2.91 0.09 0.44 1.02 0.23 0.04 T 13.46
1945-1946 T T T 0.46 0.18 4.45 0.25 0.53 3.29 0.65 T T 9.81
1944-1945 ---(2) T T 0.06 3.77 0.54 0.15 2.74 3.21 T T 0.03 10.50(3)

* Season average for entire record period from 1944.
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 month of missing data for this season, the accumulated number cannot reflect a complete season total.

Source: Western Regional Climate Center