Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1897
1-Month
2.39"
(60.71mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.08"
(2.04mm)
78th Driest Driest to Date 1981
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1916
Dec 1896–Jan 1897
2-Month
3.89"
(98.81mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.77"
(-19.55mm)
20th Driest Driest to Date 1981
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1932
Nov 1896–Jan 1897
3-Month
6.96"
(176.78mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.07"
(1.77mm)
72nd Driest Driest to Date 1977
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2016
Oct 1896–Jan 1897
4-Month
9.11"
(231.39mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1896 1981
67th Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Ties: 1898
Sep 1896–Jan 1897
5-Month
11.89"
(302.01mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
54th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1896–Jan 1897
6-Month
13.89"
(352.81mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
77th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1896–Jan 1897
7-Month
17.11"
(434.59mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
62nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1896–Jan 1897
8-Month
19.75"
(501.65mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1896 1981
77th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
May 1896–Jan 1897
9-Month
22.71"
(576.83mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.08"
(-2.04mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1896 1918
71st Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Apr 1896–Jan 1897
10-Month
25.30"
(642.62mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
75th Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Mar 1896–Jan 1897
11-Month
27.71"
(703.83mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1896 1957
76th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Ties: 1939
Feb 1896–Jan 1897
12-Month
29.76"
(755.90mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1931
75th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Aug 1895–Jan 1897
18-Month
42.17"
(1,071.12mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-1.97"
(-50.04mm)
32nd Driest Driest to Date 1955
94th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1895–Jan 1897
24-Month
56.39"
(1,432.31mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-3.54"
(-89.91mm)
20th Driest Driest to Date 1918
106th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/