Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1966

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1966
1-Month
2.36"
(59.94mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1965 1981
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1916
Ties: 1926, 1929
Dec 1965–Jan 1966
2-Month
4.52"
(114.81mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1964 1981
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1932
Nov 1965–Jan 1966
3-Month
6.52"
(165.61mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1963 1977
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2016
Oct 1965–Jan 1966
4-Month
7.97"
(202.44mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1964 1981
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2016
Sep 1965–Jan 1966
5-Month
11.50"
(292.10mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1964 1940
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Aug 1965–Jan 1966
6-Month
14.30"
(363.22mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1964 1940
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Ties: 1906, 2009
Jul 1965–Jan 1966
7-Month
17.03"
(432.56mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1964 1940
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jun 1965–Jan 1966
8-Month
20.27"
(514.86mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1965 1981
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
May 1965–Jan 1966
9-Month
22.98"
(583.69mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1965 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2016
Apr 1965–Jan 1966
10-Month
25.50"
(647.70mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1964 1940
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2016
Mar 1965–Jan 1966
11-Month
27.66"
(702.56mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1964 1957
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1974
Feb 1965–Jan 1966
12-Month
29.82"
(757.43mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1964 1931
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1974
Aug 1964–Jan 1966
18-Month
44.64"
(1,133.86mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1965 1955
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Feb 1964–Jan 1966
24-Month
59.99"
(1,523.75mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1965 1918
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Feb 1963–Jan 1966
36-Month
86.55"
(2,198.37mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-3.31"
(-84.07mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1965 1957
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2020
Feb 1962–Jan 1966
48-Month
114.51"
(2,908.55mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-5.25"
(-133.35mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1964 1957
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2020
Feb 1961–Jan 1966
60-Month
146.49"
(3,720.85mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-3.14"
(-79.75mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1965 1957
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 1, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/