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 December 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1921

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1921
1-Month
2.11"
(53.59mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1919 1981
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1920 1916
Ties: 1938
Dec 1920–Jan 1921
2-Month
4.86"
(123.44mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1920 1981
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1932
Nov 1920–Jan 1921
3-Month
7.12"
(180.85mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1920 1977
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Ties: 1914, 2006
Oct 1920–Jan 1921
4-Month
9.29"
(235.97mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1918 1981
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2016
Sep 1920–Jan 1921
5-Month
11.73"
(297.94mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1918 1940
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2019
Aug 1920–Jan 1921
6-Month
15.13"
(384.30mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1920 1940
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jul 1920–Jan 1921
7-Month
17.83"
(452.88mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1919 1940
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2019
Jun 1920–Jan 1921
8-Month
20.72"
(526.29mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1919 1981
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2019
May 1920–Jan 1921
9-Month
23.51"
(597.15mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.72"
(18.28mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1919 1918
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2016
Apr 1920–Jan 1921
10-Month
26.81"
(680.97mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.49"
(37.84mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1920 1940
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Mar 1920–Jan 1921
11-Month
29.59"
(751.59mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.76"
(44.71mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1920 1957
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1974
Feb 1920–Jan 1921
12-Month
31.20"
(792.48mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1919 1931
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1920 1974
Aug 1919–Jan 1921
18-Month
46.29"
(1,175.77mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1919 1955
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2020
Feb 1919–Jan 1921
24-Month
63.26"
(1,606.80mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1920 1918
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 2020
Feb 1918–Jan 1921
36-Month
91.54"
(2,325.12mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.68"
(42.68mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1920 1957
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1917–Jan 1921
48-Month
117.11"
(2,974.59mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-2.65"
(-67.31mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1920 1957
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2020
Feb 1916–Jan 1921
60-Month
144.93"
(3,681.22mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-4.70"
(-119.38mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1919 1957
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/