Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1938
1-Month
1.30"
(33.02mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1895 1952
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2009
Sep–Oct 1938
2-Month
3.75"
(95.25mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1922 1952
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2018
Aug–Oct 1938
3-Month
5.81"
(147.57mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
-1.46"
(-37.09mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1922 1952
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2018
Jul–Oct 1938
4-Month
9.15"
(232.41mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1952
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1941
Jun–Oct 1938
5-Month
12.27"
(311.66mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1952
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1941
Ties: 1983
May–Oct 1938
6-Month
15.51"
(393.95mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1952
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1941
Apr–Oct 1938
7-Month
18.20"
(462.28mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1937 1952
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1941
Mar–Oct 1938
8-Month
21.50"
(546.10mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1956
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2009
Ties: 1972
Feb–Oct 1938
9-Month
23.91"
(607.31mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
0.87"
(22.09mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2018
Jan–Oct 1938
10-Month
26.02"
(660.91mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1998
Ties: 1974
Dec 1937–Oct 1938
11-Month
28.45"
(722.63mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1936 1931
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2017
Nov 1937–Oct 1938
12-Month
30.61"
(777.49mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1973
May 1937–Oct 1938
18-Month
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1937 1931
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2016
Nov 1936–Oct 1938
24-Month
60.46"
(1,535.68mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1937 1931
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2017
Nov 1935–Oct 1938
36-Month
87.62"
(2,225.55mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.24"
(-56.89mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1937 1956
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1975
Nov 1934–Oct 1938
48-Month
118.21"
(3,002.53mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1956
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 1998
Nov 1933–Oct 1938
60-Month
142.79"
(3,626.87mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-6.87"
(-174.49mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1997
Ties: 1954, 1964

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/