Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1959
1-Month
3.50"
(88.90mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1958 1952
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2009
Sep–Oct 1959
2-Month
6.32"
(160.53mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
1.67"
(42.42mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1958 1952
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Aug–Oct 1959
3-Month
9.08"
(230.63mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
1.81"
(45.97mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1958 1952
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Jul–Oct 1959
4-Month
12.02"
(305.31mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
1.97"
(50.04mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1958 1952
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Jun–Oct 1959
5-Month
14.64"
(371.86mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
1.67"
(42.42mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1958 1952
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
May–Oct 1959
6-Month
17.84"
(453.14mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
1.96"
(49.79mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1958 1952
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
Ties: 1905
Apr–Oct 1959
7-Month
19.98"
(507.49mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1958 1952
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
Mar–Oct 1959
8-Month
22.12"
(561.85mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
1.21"
(30.74mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2009
Feb–Oct 1959
9-Month
24.47"
(621.54mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2018
Jan–Oct 1959
10-Month
26.66"
(677.16mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Dec 1958–Oct 1959
11-Month
27.98"
(710.69mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1956 1931
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2017
Nov 1958–Oct 1959
12-Month
30.19"
(766.83mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
0.26"
(6.61mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1973
May 1958–Oct 1959
18-Month
46.46"
(1,180.08mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Nov 1957–Oct 1959
24-Month
62.41"
(1,585.21mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2017
Nov 1956–Oct 1959
36-Month
94.12"
(2,390.65mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.26"
(108.21mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1908 1975
Nov 1955–Oct 1959
48-Month
120.30"
(3,055.62mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1998
Nov 1954–Oct 1959
60-Month
147.42"
(3,744.47mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-2.24"
(-56.89mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1997

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/