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Paso Robles Rainfall Totals

Paso Robles Rainfall totals

The Salinas River flows under the Niblick Road bridge in Paso Robles on March 6, 2016, after recent storms have filled it up. The river is typically dry for most of the year.

Paso Robles rainfall totals

If you are looking to find out how much it rained in Paso Robles, this is the page. Here are the rainfall records as recorded every morning by the Paso Robles Public Works Department. This record of daily participation is measured in inches collected at the Paso Robles Water Yard, 1230 Paso Robles Street in downtown Paso Robles. The measurements are taken at 7 a.m. for the preceding 24 hours of rainfall. Paso Robles Water Division has recorded an average annual rainfall total of 14.11″ from 1942 – June 2014. Click here for Paso Robles rainfall records going back to 1942. Click here for current Paso Robles weather forecasts.

Current Paso Robles rainfall for 2016-17 season

  • Oct. 16 – .06 inches
  • Oct. 17 – .22 inches
  • Oct. 28 – 1.02 inches
  • Nov. 21 – 1.06 inches
  • Nov. 27 – .4 inches
  • Dec. 8 – .05 inches
  • Dec. 9 – .03 inches
  • Dec. 11 – .02 inches
  • Dec. 16 – 1.13
  • Dec. 24 – .4 inches
  • Dec. 30 – .11 inches
  • Dec. 31 – .06 inches
  • Jan. 3 – .51 inches
  • Jan. 7 – .34 inches
  • Jan. 8 – .76 inches
  • Jan. 9 – 1.71 inches
  • Jan. 10 – .14 inches
  • Jan. 19 – .58 inches
  • Jan. 20 – .44 inches
  • Jan. 21 – .92 inches
  • Jan. 22 – .69 inches
  • Jan. 23 – 1.23 inches
  • Feb. 2 – .28 inches
  • Feb. 3 – .48 inches
  • Feb. 4 – .19-inches
  • Feb. 5 – .01-inches
  • Feb. 6 – 1.08-inches
  • Feb. 7 – .57-inches
  • Feb. 8 – .42-inches
  • Feb. 9 – .,34-inches
  • Feb. 10 – .34-inches
  • Feb. 11 – .21-inches
  • Feb. 16 – .72-inches

Total rainfall for current season: 18.67 inches 

Paso Robles rainfall for 2015-16 season

    • Jul. 19 – 2.3 inches
    • Jul. 20 – .52 inches
    • Sep. 14 – .05 inches
    • Oct. 2 – .01 inches
    • Oct. 4 – .05 inches
    • Oct. 15 – .01 inches
    • Nov. 3 – .42 inches
    • Nov. 9 – .35 inches
    • Nov. 10 – .14 inches
    • Nov. 16 – .47 inches
    • Nov. 25 – .07 inches
    • Dec. 4 – .04 inches
    • Dec. 11 – .20 inches
    • Dec. 14 – .27 inches
    • Dec. 20 – .19 inches
    • Dec. 21 – .16 inches
    • Dec. 22 – .01 inches
    • Dec. 28 – .02 inches
    • Jan. 4 – .06 inches
    • Jan. 5 – .41 inches
    • Jan. 6 – .73 inches
    • Jan. 7 – .62 inches
    • Jan. 9 – .01 inches
    • Jan. 10 – .10 inches
    • Jan. 11 – .05 inches
    • Jan 15 – 0.02 inches
    • Jan. 16 – 0.09 inches
    • Jan 18 – 0.23 inches
    • Jan. 19 – 0.08 inches
    • Jan. 23 – 0.34 inches
    • Jan. 31 – 0.35 inches
    • Feb. 1 – 0.42 inches
    • Feb. 18 – 0.43 inches
    • Mar. 5 – 0.18 inches
    • Mar. 6 – 1.14 inches
    • Mar. 7 – 0.54 inches
    • Mar. 8 – .14 inches
    • Mar. 12 – .83 inches
    • Mar. 12 – .01 inches
    • Mar. 14 – .07 inches
    • March 21 –.01 inches
    • April 7 – .03 inches
    • April 8 – .02 inches
    • April 9 – .03 inches
    • April 10 – .09 inches
    • April 23 – .04 inches

Total rainfall for 2015-2016 season: 13.33 inch

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The skies of North San Luis Obispo County. Photo by Trisha Butcher.

Paso Robles Climate

The Paso Robles area consists of two different climate types and classifications, which are a semi-arid, dry, steppe-type climate, and the typical, coastal Californian & ‘Mediterranean’ type. The area receives a mixture of these two types of climates, but the primary climate is defined by long, hot, dry summers and brief, cool, sometimes rainy winters.

The area enjoys long-lasting, mild autumns and occasional early springs, giving the region a unique climate suitable for growing a variety of crops, ranging from primarily grapes, to olives, to almonds and other tree nuts.

Paso Robles receives an average annual rainfall of about 14.71 inches per year, and most of this precipitation falls during winter and early spring. The city commonly receives less than 10 inches of rain per year and typically, no rain falls from May through September.

The 30-year average annual Paso Robles rainfall is 15.17 inches, falling on an average of 47 days. The wettest year was 1941 with 29.19 inches of precipitation and the dryest year was 1947 with 4.24 inches. The most precipitation in one month was 14.76 inches in January 1916. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 5.25 inches on December 6, 1966. Although snow is rare in Paso Robles, 4.0 inches fell on April 5, 1929, and on December 15, 1988.

Summers in Paso Robles tend to be very hot, with daily temperatures frequently exceeding 100 °F. Paso Robles’ summers feature an unusually large daytime-nighttime temperature swing, where there may be a profound temperature difference, as much as 50 °F between the daytime highs and the overnight lows.

Winters are often very cool and moist, with daytime temperatures reaching into the low 50s°F. Mornings and nights differ from the daytime average, as they tend to frigid.

-Wikipedia