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 September 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1970
1-Month
2.09"
(53.09mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.22"
(-5.58mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1963 1981
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
Ties: 2012
Dec 1969–Jan 1970
2-Month
5.03"
(127.76mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1967 1981
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1932
Ties: 1975
Nov 1969–Jan 1970
3-Month
6.62"
(168.15mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1966 1977
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Oct 1969–Jan 1970
4-Month
9.32"
(236.73mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.26"
(6.61mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1968 1981
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Sep 1969–Jan 1970
5-Month
11.62"
(295.15mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1967 1940
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Aug 1969–Jan 1970
6-Month
13.93"
(353.82mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1967 1940
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1910
Jul 1969–Jan 1970
7-Month
17.02"
(432.31mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1967 1940
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jun 1969–Jan 1970
8-Month
20.33"
(516.38mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1967 1981
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
May 1969–Jan 1970
9-Month
22.99"
(583.95mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1967 1918
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Ties: 1932
Apr 1969–Jan 1970
10-Month
25.59"
(649.99mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1967 1940
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Ties: 2006
Mar 1969–Jan 1970
11-Month
27.48"
(697.99mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1967 1957
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1974
Feb 1969–Jan 1970
12-Month
29.71"
(754.63mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1968 1931
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1974
Aug 1968–Jan 1970
18-Month
45.62"
(1,158.75mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
1.48"
(37.59mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1969 1955
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1974
Feb 1968–Jan 1970
24-Month
60.94"
(1,547.88mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1969 1918
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1974
Ties: 2012
Feb 1967–Jan 1970
36-Month
90.56"
(2,300.22mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1999
Feb 1966–Jan 1970
48-Month
117.81"
(2,992.37mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Feb 1965–Jan 1970
60-Month
147.63"
(3,749.80mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/