This page was (mostly) auto-generated by Microsoft Excel 2K. My Excel spreadsheet data is available at http://www.rain.org/~mkummel/stumpers/sb-rain.xls. Data worked by Marc Kummel, January 14, 2001 Contact mkummel@rain.org, http://www.rain.org/~mkummel/

Southern California Rainfall Data, 1875 - Present
Sources:
LA(1) and SB(2) are from William W. Bushing of the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy at:
    http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/weather/rainfall/raindata.htm
SB(3) is from the National Climatic Data Center  (NCDC) at:
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/coop-precip/california.txt
SB(4) is NWS data for the SBA station at the Santa Barbara Airport, adjusted to rain year:
    http://www.nwsla.noaa.gov/climate/sba/sba_monthly_precip.txt
SB(5) merges SB(2) and SB(3) at 1931, and adds NWS data for 1999-2000.
Santa Cruz Island(5) is from Lyndal Laughrin and William W. Bushing at:
    http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/weather/rainfall/rainscri.htm
Catalina Island (6) is Avalon data from William W. Bushing of the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy at:
   http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/weather/rainfall/raindata.htm
Rain Year LA (1) SB (2) SB (3) SB (4) SB (5) Santa Cruz Catalina All Stations
(Oct - Sep)  Island (5)  Island (6) Average (7)
1875-1876
1876-1877
1877-1878 21.26 28.51 28.51 26.09
1878-1879 11.35 13.61 13.61 12.86
1879-1880 20.34 25.64 25.64 23.87
1880-1881 13.13 15.23 15.23 14.53
1881-1882 10.40 14.27 14.27 12.98
1882-1883 12.11 13.41 13.41 12.98
1883-1884 38.18 34.47 34.47 35.71
1884-1885 9.21 13.29 13.29 11.93
1885-1886 22.31 24.24 24.24 23.60
1886-1887 14.05 12.96 12.96 13.32
1887-1888 13.87 21.73 21.73 19.11
1888-1889 19.28 21.04 21.04 20.45
1889-1890 34.84 32.47 32.47 33.26
1890-1891 13.36 17.31 17.31 15.99
1891-1892 11.85 10.76 10.76 11.12
1892-1893 26.28 27.02 27.02 26.77
1893-1894 6.73 7.02 7.02 6.92
1894-1895 16.11 16.34 16.34 16.26
1895-1896 8.51 13.32 13.32 11.72
1896-1897 16.86 18.50 18.50 17.95
1897-1898 7.06 4.57 4.57 5.40
1898-1899 5.59 12.35 12.35 10.10
1899-1900 7.91 12.65 12.65 11.07
1900-1901 16.29 15.40 15.40 15.70
1901-1902 10.60 14.21 14.21 13.01
1902-1903 19.32 20.74 20.74 20.27
1903-1904 8.72 11.58 11.58 10.63
1904-1905 19.52 29.64 29.64 24.79 25.90
1905-1906 18.65 22.68 22.68 28.85 23.22
1906-1907 19.30 27.74 27.74 24.07 24.71
1907-1908 11.72 19.00 19.00 29.23 19.74
1908-1909 19.18 35.82 35.82 33.88 31.18
1909-1910 12.63 19.61 19.61 18.21 12.63 16.54
1910-1911 16.18 31.94 31.94 31.43 16.18 25.53
1911-1912 11.60 16.35 16.35 14.30 11.6 14.04
1912-1913 13.42 12.78 12.78 15.28 13.42 13.54
1913-1914 23.65 31.52 31.52 27.03 23.65 27.47
1914-1915 17.05 21.46 21.46 32.87 17.05 21.98
1915-1916 19.92 25.88 25.88 30.74 19.92 24.47
1916-1917 15.26 22.56 22.56 20.31 15.26 19.19
1917-1918 13.86 21.84 21.84 20.78 13.86 18.44
1918-1919 8.58 12.16 12.16 12.08 8.58 10.71
1919-1920 12.52 14.68 14.68 8.82 12.52 12.64
1920-1921 13.65 14.31 14.31 20.83 13.65 15.35
1921-1922 19.66 19.25 19.25 23.68 19.66 20.30
1922-1923 9.59 17.24 17.24 17.48 9.59 14.23
1923-1924 6.67 6.36 6.36 6.53 6.67 6.52
1924-1925 7.94 12.26 12.26 12.45 7.94 10.57
1925-1926 17.56 16.93 16.93 20.15 17.56 17.83
1926-1927 17.76 22.73 22.73 23.11 17.76 20.82
1927-1928 9.77 13.48 13.48 14.23 9.77 12.15
1928-1929 12.66 14.54 14.54 12.52 12.66 13.38
1929-1930 11.52 13.91 13.91 17.00 11.52 13.57
1930-1931 12.53 14.99 14.99 15.82 12.53 14.17
1931-1932 16.95 22.13 19.84 19.84 26.86 16.95 20.43
1932-1933 11.88 8.64 8.55 8.55 12.35 11.88 10.31
1933-1934 14.55 13.43 13.47 13.47 20.05 14.55 14.92
1934-1935 21.66 21.12 17.83 17.83 24.05 21.66 20.69
1935-1936 12.07 18.21 17.52 17.52 16.23 12.07 15.60
1936-1937 22.41 25.51 24.80 24.80 31.82 22.41 25.29
1937-1938 23.43 26.10 26.29 26.29 28.52 23.43 25.68
1938-1939 13.07 13.36 13.42 13.42 14.48 13.07 13.47
1939-1940 19.21 14.94 14.68 14.68 23.61 19.21 17.72
1940-1941 32.76 45.21 45.25 45.25 56.15 32.76 42.90
1941-1942 11.18 12.87 12.86 11.95 12.86 19.14 11.18 13.15
1942-1943 18.17 24.37 24.34 19.80 24.34 22.99 18.17 21.74
1943-1944 19.22 17.95 17.95 15.19 17.95 26.99 19.22 19.21
1944-1945 11.59 15.23 15.29 13.73 15.29 17.55 11.59 14.32
1945-1946 11.65 11.33 11.33 12.80 11.33 13.44 11.65 11.93
1946-1947 12.66 13.35 13.41 9.69 13.41 10.01 12.66 12.17
1947-1948 7.22 9.34 9.20 7.70 9.20 8.00 7.47 8.30
1948-1949 7.99 10.43 10.95 9.57 10.95 11.95 6.64 9.78
1949-1950 10.60 13.15 14.40 13.87 14.40 18.42 9.56 13.49
1950-1951 8.21 11.29 10.06 10.03 10.06 12.58 7.83 10.01
1951-1952 26.21 31.20 31.25 25.37 31.25 29.97 18.9 27.74
1952-1953 9.46 12.98 13.37 12.43 13.37 16.76 9.49 12.55
1953-1954 11.99 15.32 15.45 14.17 15.45 18.12 11.79 14.61
1954-1955 11.94 17.07 16.91 15.84 16.91 18.10 10.55 15.33
1955-1956 16.00 19.59 19.83 17.84 19.83 29.24 11.64 19.14
1956-1957 9.54 13.89 13.86 11.77 13.86 16.05 10.08 12.72
1957-1958 21.13 31.94 32.21 26.70 32.21 35.41 22.36 28.85
1958-1959 5.58 9.06 8.80 6.93 8.80 11.42 6.56 8.16
1959-1960 8.18 10.82 10.81 11.71 10.81 17.42 11.88 11.66
1960-1961 4.85 9.99 10.04 8.03 10.04 8.87 3.02 7.83
1961-1962 18.79 26.22 26.13 20.88 26.13 28.79 15.43 23.20
1962-1963 8.38 15.73 16.71 15.91 16.71 15.01 5.31 13.39
1963-1964 7.93 10.19 9.22 8.31 9.22 12.18 8.64 9.38
1964-1965 13.69 18.48 18.50 17.84 18.50 23.76 10.25 17.29
1965-1966 20.44 14.39 14.34 13.51 14.34 14.65 16.88 15.51
1966-1967 22.00 24.96 25.07 21.29 25.07 16.48 14.22 21.30
1967-1968 16.58 13.67 13.46 13.64 13.46 15.68 9.21 13.67
1968-1969 27.47 30.47 30.52 26.75 30.52 27.77 19.41 27.56
1969-1970 7.77 12.03 11.83 12.12 11.83 10.92 6 10.36
1970-1971 12.32 14.02 14.00 12.55 14.00 16.44 9.86 13.31
1971-1972 7.17 8.64 8.66 7.04 8.66 8.95 4.08 7.60
1972-1973 21.26 23.33 23.35 24.29 23.35 21.14 15.65 21.77
1973-1974 14.92 17.33 17.34 15.95 17.34 16.65 10.64 15.74
1974-1975 14.35 18.87 18.16 18.05 18.16 14.96 15.29 16.83
1975-1976 7.22 8.83 12.17 11.95 12.17 6.87 5.82 9.29
1976-1977 12.31 15.49 11.47 12.03 11.47 11.91 7.88 11.79
1977-1978 33.44 41.71 41.64 36.91 41.64 43.83 30.45 38.52
1978-1979 19.67 21.74 21.59 17.34 21.59 25.38 15.9 20.46
1979-1980 26.98 24.59 23.93 20.52 23.93 25.53 24.47 24.28
1980-1981 8.98 15.04 14.62 15.39 14.62 16.06 8.09 13.26
1981-1982 10.71 15.11 17.15 15.62 17.15 16.77 11.12 14.80
1982-1983 31.25 38.25 41.35 40.34 41.35 38.22 25.07 36.55
1983-1984 10.43 14.70 10.40 11.14 10.40 16.26 13.57 12.41
1984-1985 12.82 14.00 12.26 14.21 12.26 16.01 9.96 13.07
1985-1986 17.86 22.12 23.49 23.33 23.49 31.71 15.35 22.48
1986-1987 7.66 11.45 10.15 9.46 10.15 13.99 7.03 9.98
1987-1988 12.48 15.45 15.51 14.08 15.51 15.63 10.05 14.10
1988-1989 8.08 9.26 9.29 8.80 9.29 8.92 6.76 8.63
1989-1990 7.35 6.57 6.50 5.90 6.50 6.35 7.82 6.71
1990-1991 11.99 18.06 17.73 16.97 17.73 15.58 9.36 15.35
1991-1992 21.00 19.60 19.92 18.19 19.92 20.45 13.79 18.98
1992-1993 27.36      26.40 24.83 26.40 25.17 20.29 25.08
1993-1994 8.14      12.61 12.77 12.61 15.37 10.71 12.04
1994-1995 24.35      33.19 27.60 33.19 45.13 22.7 31.03
1995-1996 12.46      18.85 18.85 15.56 8.68 14.88
1996-1997 12.40      20.19 20.19 23.35 12.08 17.64
1997-1998 31.01      47.08 47.08 43.38 20.62 37.83
1998-1999 11.03 11.03 5.74 9.27
1999-2000 25.91 25.91 25.91
2000-2001
Average: 15.11 18.13 18.34 15.94 18.46 20.36 13.43 17.34
St Dev 6.85 7.71 8.96 7.08 8.22 9.21 5.82 7.42
Var 46.96 59.44 80.22 50.13 67.62 84.86 33.86 55.01
Greatest Rain: 38.18 45.21 47.08 40.34 47.08 56.15 32.76 42.90
Least Rain: 4.85 4.57 6.50 5.90 4.57 6.35 3.02 5.40