Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1952

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1952
1-Month
2.44"
(61.98mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.13"
(3.31mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1951 1981
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1916
Ties: 1911, 1923
Dec 1951–Jan 1952
2-Month
5.56"
(141.22mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1951 1981
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1932
Nov 1951–Jan 1952
3-Month
7.99"
(202.95mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1951 1977
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2016
Oct 1951–Jan 1952
4-Month
10.29"
(261.37mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.23"
(31.25mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1951 1981
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2016
Ties: 1972
Sep 1951–Jan 1952
5-Month
12.86"
(326.64mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.31"
(33.27mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1951 1940
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1903
Aug 1951–Jan 1952
6-Month
15.47"
(392.94mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1951 1940
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul 1951–Jan 1952
7-Month
18.32"
(465.33mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.36"
(34.55mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1951 1940
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun 1951–Jan 1952
8-Month
21.76"
(552.70mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1951 1981
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
May 1951–Jan 1952
9-Month
24.13"
(612.90mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
1.34"
(34.03mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1951 1918
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2016
Apr 1951–Jan 1952
10-Month
26.48"
(672.59mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.16"
(29.46mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1951 1940
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2016
Mar 1951–Jan 1952
11-Month
29.08"
(738.63mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1974
Feb 1951–Jan 1952
12-Month
31.35"
(796.29mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.39"
(35.31mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1951 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1974
Aug 1950–Jan 1952
18-Month
44.86"
(1,139.44mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.72"
(18.28mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1951 1955
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020
Feb 1950–Jan 1952
24-Month
61.20"
(1,554.48mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
1.27"
(32.26mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1951 1918
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020
Feb 1949–Jan 1952
36-Month
91.70"
(2,329.18mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.84"
(46.74mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1950 1957
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2020
Feb 1948–Jan 1952
48-Month
123.57"
(3,138.68mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
3.81"
(96.78mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2020
Feb 1947–Jan 1952
60-Month
152.47"
(3,872.74mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
2.84"
(72.14mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/