Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1939
1-Month
2.49"
(63.25mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.18"
(4.58mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1938 1981
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1916
Dec 1938–Jan 1939
2-Month
4.20"
(106.68mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1931 1981
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1932
Ties: 1994
Nov 1938–Jan 1939
3-Month
6.21"
(157.73mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.68"
(-17.28mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1934 1977
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2016
Oct 1938–Jan 1939
4-Month
7.51"
(190.75mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1934 1981
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2016
Sep 1938–Jan 1939
5-Month
9.96"
(252.98mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1934 1940
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 1917
Aug 1938–Jan 1939
6-Month
12.02"
(305.31mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1931 1940
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jul 1938–Jan 1939
7-Month
15.36"
(390.14mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1940
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jun 1938–Jan 1939
8-Month
18.48"
(469.39mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1934 1981
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
May 1938–Jan 1939
9-Month
21.72"
(551.69mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2016
Apr 1938–Jan 1939
10-Month
24.41"
(620.01mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1937 1940
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2016
Ties: 1922
Mar 1938–Jan 1939
11-Month
27.71"
(703.83mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1938 1957
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1974
Ties: 1897
Feb 1938–Jan 1939
12-Month
30.12"
(765.05mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1938 1931
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 1974
Aug 1937–Jan 1939
18-Month
43.98"
(1,117.09mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.16"
(-4.07mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1938 1955
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2020
Feb 1937–Jan 1939
24-Month
59.09"
(1,500.89mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-0.84"
(-21.33mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1938 1918
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2020
Feb 1936–Jan 1939
36-Month
87.14"
(2,213.36mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.72"
(-69.08mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1938 1957
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2020
Feb 1935–Jan 1939
48-Month
117.10"
(2,974.34mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-2.66"
(-67.56mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1938 1957
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2020
Feb 1934–Jan 1939
60-Month
143.47"
(3,644.14mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-6.16"
(-156.46mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1938 1957
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2020
Ties: 1941

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 29, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/