Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1970
1-Month
2.78"
(70.61mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1969 1987
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1957
Mar–Apr 1970
2-Month
5.46"
(138.68mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1973
Ties: 1961
Feb–Apr 1970
3-Month
7.09"
(180.09mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
-0.07"
(-1.77mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1983
Jan–Apr 1970
4-Month
9.18"
(233.17mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1968 1910
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1998
Ties: 1965
Dec 1969–Apr 1970
5-Month
12.12"
(307.85mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1968 1931
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Ties: 1933
Nov 1969–Apr 1970
6-Month
13.71"
(348.23mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1968 1977
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Oct 1969–Apr 1970
7-Month
16.41"
(416.81mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1981
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Sep 1969–Apr 1970
8-Month
18.71"
(475.23mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Aug 1969–Apr 1970
9-Month
21.02"
(533.91mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jul 1969–Apr 1970
10-Month
24.11"
(612.39mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1968 1931
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1913
Jun 1969–Apr 1970
11-Month
27.42"
(696.47mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1968 1931
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
May 1969–Apr 1970
12-Month
30.08"
(764.03mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Nov 1968–Apr 1970
18-Month
45.45"
(1,154.43mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1969 1931
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1974
May 1968–Apr 1970
24-Month
61.93"
(1,573.02mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.01"
(51.05mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1969 1955
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2017
May 1967–Apr 1970
36-Month
91.64"
(2,327.66mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
1.76"
(44.71mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1969 1955
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1984
May 1966–Apr 1970
48-Month
118.46"
(3,008.88mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-1.31"
(-33.28mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
May 1965–Apr 1970
60-Month
147.88"
(3,756.15mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-1.75"
(-44.45mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/