Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1956
1-Month
2.07"
(52.58mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1946 1987
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1957
Ties: 1931
Mar–Apr 1956
2-Month
3.89"
(98.81mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
-1.14"
(-28.95mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1930 1910
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1973
Feb–Apr 1956
3-Month
6.51"
(165.35mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1954 1910
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1983
Jan–Apr 1956
4-Month
8.78"
(223.01mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1910
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1998
Ties: 2007
Dec 1955–Apr 1956
5-Month
11.02"
(279.91mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1983
Nov 1955–Apr 1956
6-Month
12.94"
(328.68mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1983
Ties: 1968
Oct 1955–Apr 1956
7-Month
14.98"
(380.49mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
-1.24"
(-31.50mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1981
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1983
Sep 1955–Apr 1956
8-Month
17.09"
(434.09mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
-1.62"
(-41.14mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1918
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Aug 1955–Apr 1956
9-Month
19.83"
(503.68mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1955 1918
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jul 1955–Apr 1956
10-Month
22.75"
(577.85mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1955–Apr 1956
11-Month
25.22"
(640.59mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
-1.82"
(-46.23mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
May 1955–Apr 1956
12-Month
28.14"
(714.76mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-1.81"
(-45.97mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1955 1918
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Nov 1954–Apr 1956
18-Month
40.06"
(1,017.52mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
-3.96"
(-100.59mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2020
May 1954–Apr 1956
24-Month
54.08"
(1,373.63mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-5.84"
(-148.34mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1955 1955
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020
May 1953–Apr 1956
36-Month
80.71"
(2,050.03mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-9.17"
(-232.92mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1955
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2020
May 1952–Apr 1956
48-Month
107.55"
(2,731.77mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-12.22"
(-310.39mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
May 1951–Apr 1956
60-Month
139.01"
(3,530.85mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-10.62"
(-269.75mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1935 1957
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/