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 April 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1960

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1960
1-Month
2.26"
(57.40mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1959 1981
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1916
Dec 1959–Jan 1960
2-Month
4.48"
(113.79mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1959 1981
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1932
Ties: 1934
Nov 1959–Jan 1960
3-Month
6.20"
(157.48mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Oct 1959–Jan 1960
4-Month
9.70"
(246.38mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.64"
(16.26mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1959 1981
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Sep 1959–Jan 1960
5-Month
12.52"
(318.01mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1940
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Aug 1959–Jan 1960
6-Month
15.28"
(388.11mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1959 1940
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jul 1959–Jan 1960
7-Month
18.22"
(462.79mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.26"
(32.01mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1959 1940
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1959–Jan 1960
8-Month
20.84"
(529.34mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1959 1981
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1947
May 1959–Jan 1960
9-Month
24.04"
(610.62mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1959 1918
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Apr 1959–Jan 1960
10-Month
26.18"
(664.97mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1940
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Ties: 1972
Mar 1959–Jan 1960
11-Month
28.32"
(719.33mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1974
Feb 1959–Jan 1960
12-Month
30.67"
(779.02mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.71"
(18.04mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1959 1931
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1974
Aug 1958–Jan 1960
18-Month
43.14"
(1,095.76mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1957 1955
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1960
24-Month
60.80"
(1,544.32mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1958 1918
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Feb 1957–Jan 1960
36-Month
94.83"
(2,408.68mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.97"
(126.24mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Feb 1956–Jan 1960
48-Month
120.07"
(3,049.78mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
0.31"
(7.88mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1955–Jan 1960
60-Month
148.39"
(3,769.11mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-1.24"
(-31.49mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 19, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/