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 January 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1961
1-Month
1.48"
(37.59mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.83"
(-21.08mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1928 1981
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1916
Dec 1960–Jan 1961
2-Month
3.38"
(85.85mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1931 1981
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1932
Nov 1960–Jan 1961
3-Month
5.43"
(137.92mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.46"
(-37.09mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2016
Oct 1960–Jan 1961
4-Month
7.83"
(198.88mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1981
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2016
Sep 1960–Jan 1961
5-Month
10.04"
(255.02mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Ties: 1900
Aug 1960–Jan 1961
6-Month
12.87"
(326.90mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1959 1940
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jul 1960–Jan 1961
7-Month
15.55"
(394.97mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1960–Jan 1961
8-Month
18.24"
(463.30mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-1.64"
(-41.65mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1957 1981
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
May 1960–Jan 1961
9-Month
21.11"
(536.19mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-1.68"
(-42.68mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2016
Apr 1960–Jan 1961
10-Month
23.26"
(590.80mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-2.06"
(-52.33mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2016
Ties: 1963
Mar 1960–Jan 1961
11-Month
25.38"
(644.65mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-2.45"
(-62.23mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1957 1957
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1974
Feb 1960–Jan 1961
12-Month
27.97"
(710.44mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-1.99"
(-50.54mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1974
Aug 1959–Jan 1961
18-Month
43.25"
(1,098.55mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1960 1955
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Feb 1959–Jan 1961
24-Month
58.64"
(1,489.46mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-1.29"
(-32.76mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1961
36-Month
88.77"
(2,254.76mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Feb 1957–Jan 1961
48-Month
122.80"
(3,119.12mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
3.04"
(77.22mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1960 1957
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1956–Jan 1961
60-Month
148.04"
(3,760.22mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/