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L.A. annual rainfall from 1878 to 2007

January 14, 2008

A total of 5.66 inches of rain was recorded in 2007 at the National Weather Service's downtown Los Angeles weather station, located at USC. The last time L.A. received less rain for the calendar year was in 1989, with 4.56 inches of rain reported.

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Average amount since 1878: 14.99 inches

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Annual totals

(Jan. 1-Dec 31)

Year | Inches

1878---20.86

1879---17.41

1880---18.65

1881---5.53

1882---10.74

1883---14.14

1884---40.29

1885---10.53

1886---16.72

1887---16.02

1888---20.82

1889---33.26

1890---12.69

1891---12.84

1892---18.72

1893---21.96

1894---7.51

1895---12.55

1896---11.80

1897---14.28

1898---4.83

1899---8.69

1900---11.30

1901---11.96

1902---13.12

1903---14.77

1904---11.88

1905---19.19

1906---21.46

1907---15.30

1908---13.74

1909---23.92

1910---4.89

1911---17.85

1912---9.78

1913---17.17

1914---23.21

1915---16.67

1916---23.29

1917---8.45

1918---17.49

1919---8.82

1920---11.18

1921---19.85

1922---15.27

1923---6.25

1924---8.11

1925---8.94

1926---18.56

1927---18.63

1928---8.69

1929---8.32

1930---13.02

1931---18.93

1932---10.72

1933---18.76

1934---14.67

1935---14.49

1936---18.24

1937---17.97

1938---27.16

1939---12.06

1940---20.26

1941---31.28

1942---7.40

1943---22.57

1944---17.45

1945---12.78

1946---16.22

1947---4.13

1948---7.59

1949---10.63

1950---7.38

1951---14.33

1952---24.95

1953---4.08

1954---13.69

1955---11.89

1956---13.62

1957---13.24

1958---17.49

1959---6.23

1960---9.57

1961---5.83

1962---15.37

1963---12.31

1964---7.98

1965---26.81

1966---12.91

1967---23.66

1968---7.58

1969---26.32

1970---16.54

1971---9.26

1972---6.54

1973---17.45

1974---16.69

1975---10.70

1976---11.01

1977---14.97

1978---30.57

1979---17.00

1980---26.33

1981---10.92

1982---14.41

1983---34.40

1984---8.90

1985---8.92

1986---18.00

1987---9.11

1988---11.57

1989---4.56

1990---6.49

1991---15.07

1992---22.65

1993---23.44

1994---8.69

1995---24.06

1996---17.75

1997---10.83

1998---27.85

1999---8.06

2000---11.97

2001---19.60

2002---7.29

2003---13.37

2004---20.10

2005---26.61

2006---11.61

2007---5.66

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Source: National Weather Service

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