Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1949
1-Month
3.16"
(80.26mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1916
Dec 1948–Jan 1949
2-Month
5.75"
(146.05mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1932
Nov 1948–Jan 1949
3-Month
9.14"
(232.16mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2016
Oct 1948–Jan 1949
4-Month
10.68"
(271.27mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.62"
(41.15mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2016
Sep 1948–Jan 1949
5-Month
12.49"
(317.25mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1948 1940
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Aug 1948–Jan 1949
6-Month
14.73"
(374.14mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1948 1940
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 2015
Jul 1948–Jan 1949
7-Month
17.79"
(451.87mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.83"
(21.09mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1948 1940
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1948–Jan 1949
8-Month
21.02"
(533.91mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
May 1948–Jan 1949
9-Month
23.79"
(604.27mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2016
Apr 1948–Jan 1949
10-Month
26.33"
(668.78mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1948 1940
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2016
Mar 1948–Jan 1949
11-Month
29.33"
(744.98mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1948 1957
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1974
Feb 1948–Jan 1949
12-Month
31.87"
(809.50mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.91"
(48.52mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1974
Aug 1947–Jan 1949
18-Month
45.45"
(1,154.43mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
1.31"
(33.27mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1948 1955
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1947–Jan 1949
24-Month
60.77"
(1,543.56mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1946–Jan 1949
36-Month
91.75"
(2,330.45mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1946 1957
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1945–Jan 1949
48-Month
125.52"
(3,188.21mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
5.76"
(146.31mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1957
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2020
Feb 1944–Jan 1949
60-Month
156.06"
(3,963.92mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1948 1957
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2020
Ties: 1978

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 23, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/