Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1953
1-Month
1.51"
(38.35mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2009
Ties: 1901
Sep–Oct 1953
2-Month
3.01"
(76.45mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
-1.64"
(-41.66mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2018
Aug–Oct 1953
3-Month
5.30"
(134.62mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
-1.97"
(-50.04mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2018
Jul–Oct 1953
4-Month
7.95"
(201.93mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1941
Jun–Oct 1953
5-Month
10.49"
(266.45mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
-2.48"
(-62.99mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1941
May–Oct 1953
6-Month
13.75"
(349.25mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
-2.13"
(-54.10mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1941
Ties: 1936
Apr–Oct 1953
7-Month
16.71"
(424.43mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1941
Mar–Oct 1953
8-Month
19.32"
(490.73mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1952 1956
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Feb–Oct 1953
9-Month
21.38"
(543.05mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
-1.66"
(-42.17mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jan–Oct 1953
10-Month
24.02"
(610.11mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
-1.34"
(-34.03mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Dec 1952–Oct 1953
11-Month
26.47"
(672.34mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1952 1931
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Ties: 2002
Nov 1952–Oct 1953
12-Month
28.62"
(726.95mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
May 1952–Oct 1953
18-Month
40.59"
(1,030.99mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
-5.24"
(-133.09mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Nov 1951–Oct 1953
24-Month
55.91"
(1,420.11mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-3.99"
(-101.35mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1940 1931
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Nov 1950–Oct 1953
36-Month
85.64"
(2,175.26mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-4.22"
(-107.18mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Nov 1949–Oct 1953
48-Month
115.89"
(2,943.61mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-3.89"
(-98.80mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Nov 1948–Oct 1953
60-Month
148.76"
(3,778.50mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/