Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1898
1-Month
2.43"
(61.72mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1897 1981
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1895 1916
Ties: 1947, 1964
Dec 1897–Jan 1898
2-Month
4.99"
(126.75mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1897 1981
42nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1932
Nov 1897–Jan 1898
3-Month
7.28"
(184.91mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1897 1977
39th Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Oct 1897–Jan 1898
4-Month
9.11"
(231.39mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1897 1981
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2016
Ties: 1897
Sep 1897–Jan 1898
5-Month
10.68"
(271.27mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Aug 1897–Jan 1898
6-Month
12.98"
(329.69mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.19"
(-30.23mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jul 1897–Jan 1898
7-Month
15.91"
(404.11mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jun 1897–Jan 1898
8-Month
18.79"
(477.27mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1896 1981
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
May 1897–Jan 1898
9-Month
20.91"
(531.11mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-1.88"
(-47.76mm)
23rd Driest Driest to Date 1918
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2016
Apr 1897–Jan 1898
10-Month
23.33"
(592.58mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-1.99"
(-50.55mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2016
Ties: 1937
Mar 1897–Jan 1898
11-Month
26.95"
(684.53mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1896 1957
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1974
Feb 1897–Jan 1898
12-Month
29.74"
(755.40mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.22"
(-5.58mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1896 1931
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1974
Aug 1896–Jan 1898
18-Month
43.63"
(1,108.20mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.51"
(-12.96mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1897 1955
77th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1896–Jan 1898
24-Month
59.50"
(1,511.30mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1897 1918
70th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1895–Jan 1898
36-Month
86.13"
(2,187.70mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-3.73"
(-94.74mm)
24th Driest Driest to Date 1957
100th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/