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 1953

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Driest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Wettest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1953
1-Month
2.64"
(67.06mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1952 1981
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1916
Dec 1952–Jan 1953
2-Month
5.09"
(129.29mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.43"
(10.93mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1951 1981
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1932
Nov 1952–Jan 1953
3-Month
7.24"
(183.90mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1951 1977
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2016
Oct 1952–Jan 1953
4-Month
7.78"
(197.61mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1944 1981
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2016
Sep 1952–Jan 1953
5-Month
9.31"
(236.47mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1944 1940
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Aug 1952–Jan 1953
6-Month
11.93"
(303.02mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1944 1940
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jul 1952–Jan 1953
7-Month
14.32"
(363.73mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-2.64"
(-67.05mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1944 1940
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1952–Jan 1953
8-Month
16.52"
(419.61mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-3.36"
(-85.34mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1940 1981
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
May 1952–Jan 1953
9-Month
19.21"
(487.93mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-3.58"
(-90.94mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1940 1918
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2016
Apr 1952–Jan 1953
10-Month
21.61"
(548.89mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-3.71"
(-94.24mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1940 1940
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2016
Mar 1952–Jan 1953
11-Month
24.54"
(623.32mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-3.29"
(-83.56mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1940 1957
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1974
Feb 1952–Jan 1953
12-Month
26.54"
(674.12mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-3.42"
(-86.86mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1974
Aug 1951–Jan 1953
18-Month
42.01"
(1,067.05mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-2.13"
(-54.11mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1945 1955
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1951–Jan 1953
24-Month
57.89"
(1,470.41mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-2.04"
(-51.81mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1950–Jan 1953
36-Month
87.74"
(2,228.60mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.12"
(-53.84mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1949–Jan 1953
48-Month
118.24"
(3,003.30mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.52"
(-38.60mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1948–Jan 1953
60-Month
150.11"
(3,812.79mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/