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L.A. annual rainfall from 1878 to 2008

February 02, 2009

A total of 14.43 inches of rain was recorded in 2008 at the National Weather Service's downtown Los Angeles weather station, located at USC. Nearly a third of the year's total, 4.64 inches, was reported during November and December.

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Average amount since 1878: 14.99 inches

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Annual totals

(Jan. 1-Dec. 31)

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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

2008--14.43

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Sources: National Weather Service

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