Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of January 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1951

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1951
1-Month
2.34"
(59.44mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.03"
(0.77mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1916
Ties: 1965
Dec 1950–Jan 1951
2-Month
4.27"
(108.46mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.39"
(-9.90mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1932
Ties: 1922
Nov 1950–Jan 1951
3-Month
6.37"
(161.80mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1944 1977
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2016
Oct 1950–Jan 1951
4-Month
8.27"
(210.06mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.79"
(-20.06mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2016
Sep 1950–Jan 1951
5-Month
10.96"
(278.38mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Aug 1950–Jan 1951
6-Month
13.51"
(343.15mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jul 1950–Jan 1951
7-Month
17.37"
(441.20mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1950 1940
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Jun 1950–Jan 1951
8-Month
20.17"
(512.32mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
May 1950–Jan 1951
9-Month
23.05"
(585.47mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2016
Apr 1950–Jan 1951
10-Month
25.13"
(638.30mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-0.19"
(-4.83mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1945 1940
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2016
Ties: 1915
Mar 1950–Jan 1951
11-Month
27.62"
(701.55mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1974
Feb 1950–Jan 1951
12-Month
29.85"
(758.19mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.11"
(-2.79mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1974
Aug 1949–Jan 1951
18-Month
44.13"
(1,120.90mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1955
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020
Feb 1949–Jan 1951
24-Month
60.35"
(1,532.89mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020
Ties: 1904
Feb 1948–Jan 1951
36-Month
92.22"
(2,342.39mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.36"
(59.95mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1950 1957
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1947–Jan 1951
48-Month
121.12"
(3,076.45mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
1.36"
(34.55mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1943 1957
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020
Feb 1946–Jan 1951
60-Month
152.10"
(3,863.34mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
2.47"
(62.74mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1957
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 18, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/