Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1904

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1904
1-Month
1.81"
(45.97mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1902 1981
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1916
Dec 1903–Jan 1904
2-Month
3.25"
(82.55mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1981
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1932
Nov 1903–Jan 1904
3-Month
5.08"
(129.03mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.81"
(-45.98mm)
7th Driest Driest to Date 1977
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2016
Oct 1903–Jan 1904
4-Month
6.85"
(173.99mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-2.21"
(-56.13mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1981
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2016
Sep 1903–Jan 1904
5-Month
8.97"
(227.84mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1940
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Ties: 1981
Aug 1903–Jan 1904
6-Month
12.01"
(305.05mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-2.16"
(-54.87mm)
10th Driest Driest to Date 1940
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Jul 1903–Jan 1904
7-Month
14.98"
(380.49mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1902 1940
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Jun 1903–Jan 1904
8-Month
17.86"
(453.64mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1902 1981
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
May 1903–Jan 1904
9-Month
20.87"
(530.10mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-1.92"
(-48.77mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1902 1918
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2016
Apr 1903–Jan 1904
10-Month
22.86"
(580.64mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-2.46"
(-62.49mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1902 1940
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2016
Mar 1903–Jan 1904
11-Month
25.87"
(657.10mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-1.96"
(-49.78mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1974
Feb 1903–Jan 1904
12-Month
28.90"
(734.06mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-1.06"
(-26.92mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1902 1931
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1974
Ties: 1948
Aug 1902–Jan 1904
18-Month
44.06"
(1,119.12mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.08"
(-2.04mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1903 1955
68th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1902–Jan 1904
24-Month
60.35"
(1,532.89mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1903 1918
60th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Ties: 1951
Feb 1901–Jan 1904
36-Month
87.44"
(2,220.98mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.42"
(-61.46mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2020
Feb 1900–Jan 1904
48-Month
118.32"
(3,005.33mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.44"
(-36.57mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1903 1957
74th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1899–Jan 1904
60-Month
146.16"
(3,712.46mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-3.47"
(-88.14mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/