Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1963

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1963
1-Month
1.57"
(39.88mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.74"
(-18.79mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1961 1981
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1916
Dec 1962–Jan 1963
2-Month
3.15"
(80.01mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1931 1981
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1932
Nov 1962–Jan 1963
3-Month
5.20"
(132.08mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1944 1977
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2016
Oct 1962–Jan 1963
4-Month
7.53"
(191.26mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.53"
(-38.86mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1959 1981
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2016
Ties: 1964
Sep 1962–Jan 1963
5-Month
10.31"
(261.87mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.24"
(-31.50mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1961 1940
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Aug 1962–Jan 1963
6-Month
12.35"
(313.69mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.82"
(-46.23mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Ties: 1911
Jul 1962–Jan 1963
7-Month
15.26"
(387.60mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1957 1940
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jun 1962–Jan 1963
8-Month
18.47"
(469.14mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1961 1981
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
May 1962–Jan 1963
9-Month
21.16"
(537.46mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-1.63"
(-41.41mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1961 1918
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2016
Apr 1962–Jan 1963
10-Month
23.26"
(590.80mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-2.06"
(-52.33mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1961 1940
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2016
Ties: 1961
Mar 1962–Jan 1963
11-Month
25.41"
(645.41mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-2.42"
(-61.47mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1961 1957
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1974
Feb 1962–Jan 1963
12-Month
27.96"
(710.18mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1974
Aug 1961–Jan 1963
18-Month
42.79"
(1,086.87mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1957 1955
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Feb 1961–Jan 1963
24-Month
59.94"
(1,522.48mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1961 1918
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Feb 1960–Jan 1963
36-Month
87.91"
(2,232.91mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Feb 1959–Jan 1963
48-Month
118.58"
(3,011.93mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.18"
(-29.97mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1963
60-Month
148.71"
(3,777.23mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1961 1957
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Ties: 1906

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 21, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/