Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1955

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1955
1-Month
1.69"
(42.93mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.62"
(-15.74mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1942 1981
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1916
Dec 1954–Jan 1955
2-Month
3.69"
(93.73mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.97"
(-24.63mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1944 1981
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1932
Nov 1954–Jan 1955
3-Month
5.23"
(132.84mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.66"
(-42.17mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1944 1977
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2016
Oct 1954–Jan 1955
4-Month
7.58"
(192.53mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1944 1981
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2016
Sep 1954–Jan 1955
5-Month
9.53"
(242.06mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1953 1940
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Aug 1954–Jan 1955
6-Month
12.05"
(306.07mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-2.12"
(-53.85mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1953 1940
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jul 1954–Jan 1955
7-Month
14.06"
(357.12mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1944 1940
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jun 1954–Jan 1955
8-Month
16.56"
(420.62mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-3.32"
(-84.33mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1953 1981
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
May 1954–Jan 1955
9-Month
19.25"
(488.95mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-3.54"
(-89.92mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1953 1918
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2016
Apr 1954–Jan 1955
10-Month
21.65"
(549.91mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-3.67"
(-93.22mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1953 1940
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2016
Mar 1954–Jan 1955
11-Month
23.81"
(604.77mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-4.02"
(-102.11mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1940 1957
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1974
Feb 1954–Jan 1955
12-Month
25.30"
(642.62mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-4.66"
(-118.36mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1931 1931
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1974
Aug 1953–Jan 1955
18-Month
37.43"
(950.72mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-6.71"
(-170.44mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1955
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1974
Feb 1953–Jan 1955
24-Month
53.51"
(1,359.15mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-6.42"
(-163.07mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1918
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1974
Feb 1952–Jan 1955
36-Month
80.05"
(2,033.27mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-9.81"
(-249.17mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1957
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1999
Feb 1951–Jan 1955
48-Month
111.40"
(2,829.56mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-8.36"
(-212.34mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1957
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Feb 1950–Jan 1955
60-Month
141.25"
(3,587.75mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-8.38"
(-212.85mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1938 1957
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/