The driest year on record in the San Francisco area occurred during 2013, the National Weather Service said.
Downtown San Francisco only received 5.59 inches of precipitation for the year, which broke the record of 9 inches set in 1917.
No precipitation has fallen so far in the first week of January, but that could change Saturday with a chance of an afternoon shower.
Leading into Saturday, the end of the week will remain partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s.
Heading into next week, temperatures will rise into the 60s for the entirety of the week with plenty of sunshine for San Francisco.
After no rain for almost a month, Santiago braces for rain early in the week. Cool air follows, spreading into Chile, Argentina and Uruguay mid-week.
There is a significant chance that Jimena will turn back toward Hawaii and threaten the islands during the second week of September.
An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard through the Labor Day weekend before July-like heat returns by next week.
Steering winds could take Ignacio, currently a post-tropical cyclone, into the southeastern arm of Alaska or British Columbia during the middle days of next week.
Strong thunderstorms will roll across the Upper Midwest while rain and strong winds roar through the Northwest through Labor Day weekend.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue through the Labor Day weekend, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Nino.
Brownsville, TX (1933)
Hurricane caused $12 million damage; 40 dead.
Flint, MI (1985)
Major flooding occurred in four counties surrounding Flint when a foot of rain fell. Twelve lives were lost, and 63 dollars worth of property was damaged.
Yellowstone Nat'l Park, WY (1988)
Forest fires due to prolonged drought. 1.6 million acres were torched.