Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of October 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1959
1-Month
2.19"
(55.63mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.12"
(-3.04mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1957 1981
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1916
Ties: 1917
Dec 1958–Jan 1959
2-Month
3.51"
(89.15mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1931 1981
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1932
Nov 1958–Jan 1959
3-Month
5.72"
(145.29mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.17"
(-29.72mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1957 1977
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Oct 1958–Jan 1959
4-Month
7.25"
(184.15mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.81"
(-45.97mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1944 1981
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Sep 1958–Jan 1959
5-Month
10.07"
(255.78mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Aug 1958–Jan 1959
6-Month
12.47"
(316.74mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jul 1958–Jan 1959
7-Month
16.33"
(414.78mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1967
Jun 1958–Jan 1959
8-Month
19.53"
(496.06mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1957 1981
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
May 1958–Jan 1959
9-Month
21.99"
(558.55mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Apr 1958–Jan 1959
10-Month
25.04"
(636.02mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Mar 1958–Jan 1959
11-Month
27.70"
(703.58mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1957 1957
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1974
Feb 1958–Jan 1959
12-Month
30.13"
(765.30mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1974
Aug 1957–Jan 1959
18-Month
45.75"
(1,162.05mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
1.61"
(40.89mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1958 1955
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1957–Jan 1959
24-Month
64.16"
(1,629.66mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
4.23"
(107.44mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1958 1918
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1956–Jan 1959
36-Month
89.40"
(2,270.76mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1955–Jan 1959
48-Month
117.72"
(2,990.09mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-2.04"
(-51.81mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020
Feb 1954–Jan 1959
60-Month
143.02"
(3,632.71mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-6.61"
(-167.89mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/