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 April 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1920

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1920
1-Month
2.21"
(56.13mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1919 1981
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 1916
Ties: 1962, 2008
Dec 1919–Jan 1920
2-Month
4.02"
(102.11mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1904 1981
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1919 1932
Ties: 1926
Nov 1919–Jan 1920
3-Month
6.82"
(173.23mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1918 1977
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2016
Ties: 2012
Oct 1919–Jan 1920
4-Month
10.27"
(260.86mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.21"
(30.74mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1919 1981
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Sep 1919–Jan 1920
5-Month
12.61"
(320.29mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.06"
(26.92mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1919 1940
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Aug 1919–Jan 1920
6-Month
15.09"
(383.29mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1919 1940
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jul 1919–Jan 1920
7-Month
18.13"
(460.50mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.17"
(29.72mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1919 1940
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1919–Jan 1920
8-Month
21.10"
(535.94mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1919 1981
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
May 1919–Jan 1920
9-Month
24.30"
(617.22mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
1.51"
(38.35mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1919 1918
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Apr 1919–Jan 1920
10-Month
26.71"
(678.43mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.39"
(35.30mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1919 1940
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Mar 1919–Jan 1920
11-Month
29.42"
(747.27mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.59"
(40.39mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1919 1957
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1974
Feb 1919–Jan 1920
12-Month
32.06"
(814.32mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.10"
(53.34mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1919 1931
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1974
Aug 1918–Jan 1920
18-Month
46.78"
(1,188.21mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
2.64"
(67.05mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1919 1955
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1918–Jan 1920
24-Month
60.34"
(1,532.64mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1919 1918
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2020
Feb 1917–Jan 1920
36-Month
85.91"
(2,182.11mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-3.95"
(-100.33mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1919 1957
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2020
Feb 1916–Jan 1920
48-Month
113.73"
(2,888.74mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-6.03"
(-153.16mm)
13th Driest Driest to Date 1957
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2020
Feb 1915–Jan 1920
60-Month
147.54"
(3,747.52mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-2.09"
(-53.08mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1919 1957
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 23, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/