Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1929

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1929
1-Month
2.36"
(59.94mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1928 1981
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1926 1916
Ties: 1926, 1966
Dec 1928–Jan 1929
2-Month
4.10"
(104.14mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1928 1981
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1932
Ties: 1900, 2011
Nov 1928–Jan 1929
3-Month
6.25"
(158.75mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.64"
(-16.26mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1926 1977
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2016
Oct 1928–Jan 1929
4-Month
8.48"
(215.39mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1925 1981
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2016
Sep 1928–Jan 1929
5-Month
10.59"
(268.99mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1923 1940
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2019
Aug 1928–Jan 1929
6-Month
13.74"
(349.00mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1925 1940
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2019
Jul 1928–Jan 1929
7-Month
16.81"
(426.97mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1926 1940
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2019
Jun 1928–Jan 1929
8-Month
21.09"
(535.69mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
1.21"
(30.74mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1928 1981
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
May 1928–Jan 1929
9-Month
23.43"
(595.12mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1928 1918
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2016
Apr 1928–Jan 1929
10-Month
26.35"
(669.29mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1928 1940
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1924 2016
Mar 1928–Jan 1929
11-Month
28.74"
(730.00mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1927 1957
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 1974
Feb 1928–Jan 1929
12-Month
30.58"
(776.73mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1927 1931
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1928 1974
Aug 1927–Jan 1929
18-Month
44.84"
(1,138.94mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1927 1955
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1928 1974
Feb 1927–Jan 1929
24-Month
62.15"
(1,578.61mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1928 1918
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1921 1974
Feb 1926–Jan 1929
36-Month
92.50"
(2,349.50mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.64"
(67.06mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1928 1957
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 1999
Feb 1925–Jan 1929
48-Month
119.53"
(3,036.06mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1928 1957
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1924 2019
Feb 1924–Jan 1929
60-Month
146.34"
(3,717.04mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-3.29"
(-83.56mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1927 1957
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/