Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1902

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1902
1-Month
1.45"
(36.83mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
7th Driest Driest to Date 1981
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1916
Ties: 1986
Dec 1901–Jan 1902
2-Month
4.05"
(102.87mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1901 1981
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1932
Nov 1901–Jan 1902
3-Month
5.50"
(139.70mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
15th Driest Driest to Date 1977
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2016
Oct 1901–Jan 1902
4-Month
7.01"
(178.05mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
8th Driest Driest to Date 1981
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2016
Sep 1901–Jan 1902
5-Month
9.59"
(243.59mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.96"
(-49.78mm)
12th Driest Driest to Date 1940
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Ties: 1934
Aug 1901–Jan 1902
6-Month
12.56"
(319.02mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.61"
(-40.90mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1900 1940
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Jul 1901–Jan 1902
7-Month
14.88"
(377.95mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-2.08"
(-52.83mm)
13th Driest Driest to Date 1940
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Jun 1901–Jan 1902
8-Month
17.48"
(443.99mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-2.40"
(-60.96mm)
13th Driest Driest to Date 1981
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
May 1901–Jan 1902
9-Month
20.14"
(511.56mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-2.65"
(-67.31mm)
13th Driest Driest to Date 1918
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2016
Apr 1901–Jan 1902
10-Month
22.67"
(575.82mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-2.65"
(-67.31mm)
15th Driest Driest to Date 1940
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2016
Mar 1901–Jan 1902
11-Month
24.96"
(633.98mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-2.87"
(-72.90mm)
14th Driest Driest to Date 1957
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1974
Feb 1901–Jan 1902
12-Month
27.09"
(688.09mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-2.87"
(-72.89mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1896 1931
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1974
Aug 1900–Jan 1902
18-Month
41.21"
(1,046.73mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-2.93"
(-74.43mm)
19th Driest Driest to Date 1955
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020
Feb 1900–Jan 1902
24-Month
57.97"
(1,472.44mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-1.96"
(-49.78mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1900 1918
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020
Feb 1899–Jan 1902
36-Month
85.81"
(2,179.57mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-4.05"
(-102.87mm)
21st Driest Driest to Date 1957
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020
Feb 1898–Jan 1902
48-Month
115.56"
(2,935.22mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-4.20"
(-106.68mm)
24th Driest Driest to Date 1957
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020
Feb 1897–Jan 1902
60-Month
145.30"
(3,690.62mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-4.33"
(-109.98mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1900 1957
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 21, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/