With 2013 quickly coming to a close, it's shaping up to be one of the driest calendar years on record for many places in California.
Almost all of the Golden State is under either a severe or extreme drought with no end in sight heading into 2014.
This prolonged drought has contributed to the heightened risk of wildfires over the past several months and is raising major concerns in the agriculture industry.
Looking at the forecast through the remainder of 2013 and into the beginning of 2014, it appears as though very little rain -- if any at all -- will fall across the state.
"With the huge agricultural community already burdened by high prices of water and big restrictions on the amount of water allocated, this bleak outlook could be quite significant," said Ken Clark, AccuWeather.com Western U.S. Expert.
"This much lack of rain over such a long period of time could prove to be catastrophic for farmers."
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The table above shows the six most populated cities in California and how much rainfall they have received in 2013 compared to normal. Totals are as of Dec. 26, 2013.
Looking at the six most populated cities in California, San Diego is the only city that has received more than 50 precent of its normal yearly rainfall. That being said, San Diego is still well below their normal yearly rainfall total.
Although there are still a few days for these numbers to change, it is unlikely that they will do so with no rain in the forecast for any of these cities through the rest of 2013.
Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fresno are just a few of the cities on track to set new records for the driest calendar year on record.
California is currently in the middle of their 'rainy season,' which is considered to last from October to March.
This time frame is known as the 'rainy season' due to the fact that during these months, there is typically a greater chance for rain than the other months of the year.
With only three months left in the current rainy season, many Californians are hoping that things will pick up to help battle the extreme drought.
As the sun begins to sink down beneath the horizon Thursday evening, the moon will partially eclipse the fiery star and cast a narrow shadow upon the Earth.
What was an already difficult ridge climb for accomplished ice climber Caroline George had suddenly turned scary and treacherous.
A new moon will allow for the perfect background for the Orionid Meteor Shower, set to peak on Tuesday Oct. 21 and into the morning of Oct. 22.
A storm will spin up along the New England coast at midweek and will take on characteristics of a nor'easter with drenching wind-swept rain and coastal flooding in some locations.
Storms, including Ana, are lining up over the northern Pacific, en route to the northwestern United States and British Columbia.
Showers may make an appearance at several of this year's World Series games in both Kansas City and in San Francisco.
SW Caribbean (1998)
Tropical Storm Mitch formed. Mitch went on to lead to devastating flooding and loss of life across Central America later in the month.
Tuscaloosa, AL (1884)
No rain from August 28-October 22. Severe drought throughout Southeast.
Temperature reached 104 degrees at San Diego (record for date). Record for date 100 degrees at Los Angeles (downtown). Climax of heat wave of record duration in Southern California.