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Season Rainfall (Precipitation)
2023-2024

Downtown Los Angeles
(USC Campus)

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Rainfall Over Downtown Los Angeles at Night

Downtown Los Angeles skyline at night under the rain. Photo courtesy of Delia Thornton.


Why our “Rainfall Season” is different than that of the National Weather Service


Also see:
-- Downtown L.A. Total Seasonal Rainfall Since 1877
-- Downtown L.A. Record Rain Days by Month
-- Downtown L.A. Record Rainfall for Each Day of Year

-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Burbank
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Beverly Hills
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Claremont
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Hawthorne
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Lancaster
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Long Beach
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Los Angeles International Airport
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Palmdale
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Pasadena
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Sandberg
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Santa Catalina Island
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Santa Clarita
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Santa Fe Dam (San Gabriel Valley)
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Santa Monica
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Torrance
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Van Nuys, Los Angeles
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Westwood, Los Angeles
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Whittier
-- Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Woodland Hills, Los Angeles

Rainfall, Precipitation, Weather, Map, Los Angeles County
The Almanac now monitors rainfall for Beverly Hills and Torrance.


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).


Downtown L.A.'s wettest day was March 2, 1938, when 5.88 inches of rain were recorded on that day. DTLA's wettest day in the last 20 years was Dec. 28, 2004, recording 5.55 inches of rain.


Downtown Los Angeles (USC Campus)
February 2024 Rainfall-to-Date

Rainfall measured in inches

Date (February) Rainfall Measured for Day Month's Cumulative Rainfall Measured
1 1.54 1.54
3 0.15 1.69
4 4.10 5.79
5 2.93 8.72
6 1.48 10.20
7 0.37 10.57
17 0.01 10.58
18 0.01 10.59
19 1.05 11.64
20 0.55* 12.19

* Cumulative rainfall for this day, as of 12:47 p.m., as reported by the National Weather Service, (preliminary - subject to revision).


Recording more than 12 inches of rainfall this February, Downtown L.A. is now in its fifth wettest February on record, since at least 1906. We are yet still below DTLA's all-time February record, however, of 13.68 inches in 1998.

As of Feb. 20, Downtown also surpassed last season's season-to-date cumulative rainfall. Last season ended as DTLA's eighth wettest season overall and its wettest season in 18 years.


On Sunday, February 4, 2024, Downtown L.A. recorded 4.10 inches of rainfall, matching that recorded on March 15, 2003. These dates tie for DTLA's ninth wettest day since 1879. Feb. 4 also ended up being DTLA's wettest day in more than 20 years, when 5.55 inches were recorded on Dec. 28, 2004.



Rainfall, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Almanac chart.


Downtown Los Angeles (USC Campus)
2023-2024 Rainfall Season-to-Date

Monthly rainfall totals for previous seasons are found at Monthly Rainfall for Downtown Los Angeles.


Rainfall measured in inches

NOTE: Rainfall normals were updated on May 4, 2021.

Month Rainfall For Month Rainfall For Season
Measured for Month Monthly Normal Deviation from Monthly Normal Measured for Season-to-Date Season Normal-to-Date Deviation from Season Normal-to-Date
Jul 2023 0.00 0.02 -0.02 0.00 0.02 -0.02
Aug 2023 2.99 0.00 +2.99 2.99 0.02 +2.97
Sep 2023 0.05 0.13 -0.08 3.04 0.15 +2.89
Oct 2023 Trace 0.58 -0.58 3.04 0.73 +2.31
Nov 2023 0.36 0.78 -0.42 3.40 1.51 +1.89
Dec 2023 2.82 2.48 +0.34 6.22 3.99 +2.23
Month Rainfall For Month Rainfall For Season
Measured for Month Monthly Normal Deviation from Monthly Normal Measured for Season-to-Date Season Normal-to-Date Deviation from Season Normal-to-Date
Jan 2024 2.05 3.29 -1.24 8.27 7.28 +0.99
Feb 2024 -Pending- 3.64 --- -Pending- 10.92 ---
Mar 2024 -Pending- 2.23 --- -Pending- 13.15 ---
Apr 2024 -Pending- 0.69 --- -Pending- 13.84 ---
May 2024 -Pending- 0.32 --- -Pending- 14.16 ---
Jun 2024 -Pending- 0.09 --- -Pending- 14.25 ---

† Normals, recalculated every ten years, were updated on May 4, 2021. The total season normal for this station is 14.25 inches.

‡ Downtown L.A.'s cumulative rainfall received through February exceeded its entire seasonal normal (14.25 inches).

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


Rainfall, Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Almanac chart. Dotted orange line is current seasonal rainfall normal for Downtown L.A. See L.A.'s Historic Seasonal Rainfall.