Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 1953
1-Month
1.50"
(38.10mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
-0.99"
(-25.15mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1922 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1986
Aug–Sep 1953
2-Month
3.79"
(96.27mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
-1.32"
(-33.52mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1922 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1977
Jul–Sep 1953
3-Month
6.44"
(163.58mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
-1.44"
(-36.57mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1930 1930
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1915
Jun–Sep 1953
4-Month
8.98"
(228.09mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
-1.83"
(-46.48mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1952 1930
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Ties: 1954
May–Sep 1953
5-Month
12.24"
(310.90mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1952 1956
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Apr–Sep 1953
6-Month
15.20"
(386.08mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1952 1956
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1915
Mar–Sep 1953
7-Month
17.81"
(452.37mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1952 1956
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1973
Feb–Sep 1953
8-Month
19.87"
(504.70mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1930
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Ties: 1947, 2007
Jan–Sep 1953
9-Month
22.51"
(571.75mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Dec 1952–Sep 1953
10-Month
24.96"
(633.98mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
-0.58"
(-14.74mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1952 1931
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Nov 1952–Sep 1953
11-Month
27.11"
(688.59mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Oct 1952–Sep 1953
12-Month
27.65"
(702.31mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-2.29"
(-58.17mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Apr 1952–Sep 1953
18-Month
41.48"
(1,053.59mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
-4.72"
(-119.89mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Oct 1951–Sep 1953
24-Month
56.70"
(1,440.18mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-3.22"
(-81.79mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1940 1918
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Oct 1950–Sep 1953
36-Month
86.03"
(2,185.16mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-3.84"
(-97.54mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1936 1956
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Oct 1949–Sep 1953
48-Month
117.18"
(2,976.37mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-2.60"
(-66.04mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Oct 1948–Sep 1953
60-Month
148.79"
(3,779.27mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-0.87"
(-22.09mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 15, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/