Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, February 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 1956
1-Month
2.62"
(66.55mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1955 1947
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1998
Ties: 1936
Jan–Feb 1956
2-Month
4.89"
(124.21mm)
4.45"
(113.03mm)
0.44"
(11.18mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1998
Ties: 1899
Dec 1955–Feb 1956
3-Month
7.13"
(181.10mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Ties: 1939, 1999
Nov 1955–Feb 1956
4-Month
9.05"
(229.87mm)
9.02"
(229.11mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Ties: 1923, 2008
Oct 1955–Feb 1956
5-Month
11.09"
(281.69mm)
11.19"
(284.23mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Ties: 1930
Sep 1955–Feb 1956
6-Month
13.20"
(335.28mm)
13.68"
(347.47mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Aug 1955–Feb 1956
7-Month
15.94"
(404.88mm)
16.31"
(414.27mm)
-0.37"
(-9.39mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Ties: 2006
Jul 1955–Feb 1956
8-Month
18.86"
(479.04mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
-0.23"
(-5.85mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1955–Feb 1956
9-Month
21.33"
(541.78mm)
22.02"
(559.31mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1955 1918, 1931, 1977
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
May 1955–Feb 1956
10-Month
24.25"
(615.95mm)
24.92"
(632.97mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1955 1918
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Apr 1955–Feb 1956
11-Month
26.74"
(679.20mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Mar 1955–Feb 1956
12-Month
28.72"
(729.49mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-1.24"
(-31.49mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Sep 1954–Feb 1956
18-Month
40.47"
(1,027.94mm)
43.65"
(1,108.71mm)
-3.18"
(-80.77mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1955 1918
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020
Mar 1954–Feb 1956
24-Month
54.75"
(1,390.65mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-5.17"
(-131.32mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1955 1935
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020
Ties: 1931
Mar 1953–Feb 1956
36-Month
82.39"
(2,092.71mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-7.48"
(-189.99mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1955 1957
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2020
Mar 1952–Feb 1956
48-Month
108.99"
(2,768.35mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-10.78"
(-273.81mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1957
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Mar 1951–Feb 1956
60-Month
140.07"
(3,557.78mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-9.56"
(-242.82mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1957
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 23, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/