Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1948
1-Month
2.54"
(64.52mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1946 1987
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1957
Ties: 1933, 1978, 2006, 2008
Mar–Apr 1948
2-Month
5.54"
(140.72mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1947 1910
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1973
Feb–Apr 1948
3-Month
8.08"
(205.23mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1947 1910
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Jan–Apr 1948
4-Month
10.06"
(255.52mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1910
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1998
Dec 1947–Apr 1948
5-Month
12.05"
(306.07mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Nov 1947–Apr 1948
6-Month
14.83"
(376.68mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1947 1977
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Oct 1947–Apr 1948
7-Month
17.11"
(434.59mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1981
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1983
Sep 1947–Apr 1948
8-Month
19.27"
(489.46mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1947 1918
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Aug 1947–Apr 1948
9-Month
21.66"
(550.16mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1965
Jul 1947–Apr 1948
10-Month
23.65"
(600.71mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
-0.47"
(-11.94mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1947–Apr 1948
11-Month
27.48"
(697.99mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
May 1947–Apr 1948
12-Month
30.67"
(779.02mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Nov 1946–Apr 1948
18-Month
44.43"
(1,128.52mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
May 1946–Apr 1948
24-Month
61.57"
(1,563.88mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1955
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
May 1945–Apr 1948
36-Month
92.81"
(2,357.37mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
2.93"
(74.42mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1947 1955
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2020
May 1944–Apr 1948
48-Month
123.28"
(3,131.31mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
3.51"
(89.15mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
May 1943–Apr 1948
60-Month
152.47"
(3,872.74mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
2.84"
(72.14mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/