Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of January 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1917

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1917
1-Month
2.19"
(55.63mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.12"
(-3.04mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1912 1981
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Ties: 1959
Dec 1916–Jan 1917
2-Month
4.37"
(111.00mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.29"
(-7.36mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1911 1981
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1932
Ties: 1947, 2002
Nov 1916–Jan 1917
3-Month
5.88"
(149.35mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.01"
(-25.66mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1905 1977
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Oct 1916–Jan 1917
4-Month
7.98"
(202.69mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1911 1981
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Sep 1916–Jan 1917
5-Month
9.96"
(252.98mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1905 1940
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Ties: 1939
Aug 1916–Jan 1917
6-Month
12.49"
(317.25mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1911 1940
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jul 1916–Jan 1917
7-Month
15.71"
(399.03mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1911 1940
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1916–Jan 1917
8-Month
18.95"
(481.33mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.93"
(-23.62mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1911 1981
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
May 1916–Jan 1917
9-Month
21.83"
(554.48mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.96"
(-24.39mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1911 1918
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Apr 1916–Jan 1917
10-Month
23.92"
(607.57mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1911 1940
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Mar 1916–Jan 1917
11-Month
26.05"
(661.67mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-1.78"
(-45.21mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1911 1957
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1974
Feb 1916–Jan 1917
12-Month
27.82"
(706.63mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-2.14"
(-54.35mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1911 1931
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1974
Aug 1915–Jan 1917
18-Month
44.39"
(1,127.51mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1915 1955
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1915–Jan 1917
24-Month
61.63"
(1,565.40mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1915 1918
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1914–Jan 1917
36-Month
90.69"
(2,303.53mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.83"
(21.09mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1915 1957
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1913–Jan 1917
48-Month
120.16"
(3,052.06mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1915 1957
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1912–Jan 1917
60-Month
151.56"
(3,849.62mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
1.93"
(49.02mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1915 1957
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/