Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1971
1-Month
2.03"
(51.56mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1963 1981
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1916
Ties: 1922
Dec 1970–Jan 1971
2-Month
4.25"
(107.95mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1964 1981
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1932
Nov 1970–Jan 1971
3-Month
6.45"
(163.83mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.44"
(-11.18mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1963 1977
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2016
Ties: 1986
Oct 1970–Jan 1971
4-Month
9.33"
(236.98mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1970 1981
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Sep 1970–Jan 1971
5-Month
12.39"
(314.71mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1970 1940
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Aug 1970–Jan 1971
6-Month
14.76"
(374.90mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.59"
(14.98mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1970 1940
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1979
Jul 1970–Jan 1971
7-Month
17.17"
(436.12mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.21"
(5.34mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1970 1940
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1913, 1937
Jun 1970–Jan 1971
8-Month
19.94"
(506.48mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1967 1981
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
May 1970–Jan 1971
9-Month
22.55"
(572.77mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1967 1918
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2016
Apr 1970–Jan 1971
10-Month
25.33"
(643.38mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1967 1940
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2016
Mar 1970–Jan 1971
11-Month
28.01"
(711.45mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1957
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1974
Feb 1970–Jan 1971
12-Month
29.64"
(752.86mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.32"
(-8.12mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1968 1931
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1974
Aug 1969–Jan 1971
18-Month
43.57"
(1,106.68mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.57"
(-14.48mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1968 1955
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Feb 1969–Jan 1971
24-Month
59.35"
(1,507.49mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Feb 1968–Jan 1971
36-Month
90.58"
(2,300.73mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1970 1957
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Feb 1967–Jan 1971
48-Month
120.20"
(3,053.08mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
0.44"
(11.18mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1970 1957
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Feb 1966–Jan 1971
60-Month
147.45"
(3,745.23mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-2.18"
(-55.37mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/