Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1900

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1900
1-Month
1.74"
(44.20mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.57"
(-14.47mm)
17th Driest Driest to Date 1981
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1916
Dec 1899–Jan 1900
2-Month
4.10"
(104.14mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1897 1981
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1932
Ties: 1929, 2011
Nov 1899–Jan 1900
3-Month
6.09"
(154.69mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
23rd Driest Driest to Date 1977
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2016
Ties: 2021
Oct 1899–Jan 1900
4-Month
8.50"
(215.90mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1896 1981
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2016
Sep 1899–Jan 1900
5-Month
10.04"
(255.02mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1940
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Ties: 1961
Aug 1899–Jan 1900
6-Month
12.30"
(312.42mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.87"
(-47.50mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1940
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jul 1899–Jan 1900
7-Month
15.25"
(387.35mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.71"
(-43.43mm)
18th Driest Driest to Date 1940
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jun 1899–Jan 1900
8-Month
18.22"
(462.79mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
21st Driest Driest to Date 1981
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
May 1899–Jan 1900
9-Month
20.96"
(532.38mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-1.83"
(-46.49mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1898 1918
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2016
Apr 1899–Jan 1900
10-Month
22.74"
(577.60mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1940
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2016
Mar 1899–Jan 1900
11-Month
25.56"
(649.22mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-2.27"
(-57.66mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1896 1957
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1974
Ties: 2000
Feb 1899–Jan 1900
12-Month
27.84"
(707.14mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-2.12"
(-53.84mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1896 1931
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1974
Aug 1898–Jan 1900
18-Month
42.32"
(1,074.93mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-1.82"
(-46.23mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1897 1955
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2020
Feb 1898–Jan 1900
24-Month
57.59"
(1,462.79mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-2.34"
(-59.43mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1897 1918
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2020
Feb 1897–Jan 1900
36-Month
87.33"
(2,218.18mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.53"
(-64.26mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1898 1957
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2020
Feb 1896–Jan 1900
48-Month
117.09"
(2,974.09mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-2.67"
(-67.81mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1899 1957
84th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1895–Jan 1900
60-Month
143.72"
(3,650.49mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-5.91"
(-150.11mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1957
107th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/