Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1953
1-Month
2.96"
(75.18mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1987
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1957
Mar–Apr 1953
2-Month
5.57"
(141.48mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1952 1910
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1973
Feb–Apr 1953
3-Month
7.63"
(193.80mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1952 1910
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1983
Jan–Apr 1953
4-Month
10.27"
(260.86mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
0.79"
(20.07mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1910
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1998
Ties: 1905
Dec 1952–Apr 1953
5-Month
12.72"
(323.09mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1951 1931
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1983
Ties: 1897
Nov 1952–Apr 1953
6-Month
14.87"
(377.70mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1951 1977
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1983
Oct 1952–Apr 1953
7-Month
15.41"
(391.41mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
-0.81"
(-20.58mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1940 1981
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1983
Sep 1952–Apr 1953
8-Month
16.94"
(430.28mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
-1.77"
(-44.95mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1940 1918
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Aug 1952–Apr 1953
9-Month
19.56"
(496.82mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
-1.77"
(-44.96mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1918
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jul 1952–Apr 1953
10-Month
21.95"
(557.53mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
-2.17"
(-55.12mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1940 1931
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1952–Apr 1953
11-Month
24.15"
(613.41mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
-2.89"
(-73.41mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
May 1952–Apr 1953
12-Month
26.84"
(681.74mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-3.11"
(-78.99mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1934 1918
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Nov 1951–Apr 1953
18-Month
42.16"
(1,070.86mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
-1.86"
(-47.25mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1940 1931
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1974
May 1951–Apr 1953
24-Month
58.30"
(1,480.82mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1941 1955
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2017
May 1950–Apr 1953
36-Month
88.57"
(2,249.68mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1941 1955
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1984
May 1949–Apr 1953
48-Month
118.91"
(3,020.31mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-0.86"
(-21.85mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1942 1956
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
May 1948–Apr 1953
60-Month
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/