Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1948
1-Month
1.98"
(50.29mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1916
Dec 1947–Jan 1948
2-Month
3.97"
(100.84mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1932
Nov 1947–Jan 1948
3-Month
6.75"
(171.45mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1945 1977
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2016
Ties: 1930
Oct 1947–Jan 1948
4-Month
9.03"
(229.36mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2016
Sep 1947–Jan 1948
5-Month
11.19"
(284.23mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Aug 1947–Jan 1948
6-Month
13.58"
(344.93mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 2011
Jul 1947–Jan 1948
7-Month
15.57"
(395.48mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.39"
(-35.30mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1947–Jan 1948
8-Month
19.40"
(492.76mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
May 1947–Jan 1948
9-Month
22.59"
(573.79mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2016
Apr 1947–Jan 1948
10-Month
25.60"
(650.24mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2016
Ties: 2007
Mar 1947–Jan 1948
11-Month
27.87"
(707.90mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1974
Feb 1947–Jan 1948
12-Month
28.90"
(734.06mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-1.06"
(-26.92mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1974
Ties: 1904
Aug 1946–Jan 1948
18-Month
44.29"
(1,124.97mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1955
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1946–Jan 1948
24-Month
59.88"
(1,520.95mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1945–Jan 1948
36-Month
93.65"
(2,378.71mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
3.79"
(96.27mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1946 1957
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1944–Jan 1948
48-Month
124.19"
(3,154.43mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
4.43"
(112.53mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1947 1957
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2020
Feb 1943–Jan 1948
60-Month
150.65"
(3,826.51mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 17, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/