Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1917

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1917
1-Month
1.38"
(35.05mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1895 1952
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2009
Sep–Oct 1917
2-Month
3.55"
(90.17mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1897 1952
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2018
Ties: 1978
Aug–Oct 1917
3-Month
5.99"
(152.15mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1897 1952
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2018
Jul–Oct 1917
4-Month
8.50"
(215.90mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1895 1952
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1941
Jun–Oct 1917
5-Month
10.94"
(277.88mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
-2.03"
(-51.56mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1952
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1941
May–Oct 1917
6-Month
13.58"
(344.93mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
-2.30"
(-58.42mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1952
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1941
Apr–Oct 1917
7-Month
16.26"
(413.00mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-2.14"
(-54.36mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1910 1952
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1941
Mar–Oct 1917
8-Month
18.74"
(476.00mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
-2.17"
(-55.11mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1910 1956
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2009
Feb–Oct 1917
9-Month
20.55"
(521.97mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
-2.49"
(-63.25mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1910 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2018
Ties: 1966
Jan–Oct 1917
10-Month
22.74"
(577.60mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
-2.62"
(-66.54mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1910 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1998
Dec 1916–Oct 1917
11-Month
24.92"
(632.97mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
-2.78"
(-70.61mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1910 1931
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2017
Nov 1916–Oct 1917
12-Month
26.43"
(671.32mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
-3.50"
(-88.90mm)
7th Driest Driest to Date 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1973
May 1916–Oct 1917
18-Month
42.38"
(1,076.45mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
-3.45"
(-87.63mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1911 1931
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Nov 1915–Oct 1917
24-Month
56.89"
(1,445.01mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-3.01"
(-76.45mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1911 1931
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2017
Nov 1914–Oct 1917
36-Month
88.94"
(2,259.08mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-0.92"
(-23.36mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1913 1956
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1975
Nov 1913–Oct 1917
48-Month
118.36"
(3,006.34mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-1.42"
(-36.07mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1914 1956
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1998
Nov 1912–Oct 1917
60-Month
147.20"
(3,738.88mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-2.46"
(-62.48mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1997

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/