Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1947
1-Month
2.43"
(61.72mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1916
Ties: 1898, 1964
Dec 1946–Jan 1947
2-Month
4.37"
(111.00mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.29"
(-7.36mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1932
Ties: 1917, 2002
Nov 1946–Jan 1947
3-Month
7.45"
(189.23mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1945 1977
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2016
Oct 1946–Jan 1947
4-Month
10.17"
(258.32mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.11"
(28.20mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1946 1981
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2016
Sep 1946–Jan 1947
5-Month
12.81"
(325.37mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Aug 1946–Jan 1947
6-Month
15.39"
(390.91mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul 1946–Jan 1947
7-Month
17.96"
(456.18mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun 1946–Jan 1947
8-Month
20.84"
(529.34mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1960
May 1946–Jan 1947
9-Month
24.59"
(624.59mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2016
Ties: 1998
Apr 1946–Jan 1947
10-Month
26.25"
(666.75mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2016
Mar 1946–Jan 1947
11-Month
28.92"
(734.57mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1945 1957
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1974
Feb 1946–Jan 1947
12-Month
30.98"
(786.89mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1931
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1974
Aug 1945–Jan 1947
18-Month
46.50"
(1,181.10mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
2.36"
(59.94mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1945 1955
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Feb 1945–Jan 1947
24-Month
64.75"
(1,644.65mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
4.82"
(122.43mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1946 1918
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 2020
Feb 1944–Jan 1947
36-Month
95.29"
(2,420.37mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
5.43"
(137.93mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1946 1957
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2020
Feb 1943–Jan 1947
48-Month
121.75"
(3,092.45mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1945 1957
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Feb 1942–Jan 1947
60-Month
153.73"
(3,904.74mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
4.10"
(104.14mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1945 1957
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/