Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1971
1-Month
1.86"
(47.24mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1946 1987
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1957
Mar–Apr 1971
2-Month
3.94"
(100.08mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
-1.09"
(-27.68mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1956 1910
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1973
Feb–Apr 1971
3-Month
6.31"
(160.27mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1968 1910
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Ties: 1924, 1947
Jan–Apr 1971
4-Month
8.34"
(211.84mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
-1.14"
(-28.95mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1968 1910
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1998
Dec 1970–Apr 1971
5-Month
10.56"
(268.22mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
-1.26"
(-32.01mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1963 1931
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Ties: 1926
Nov 1970–Apr 1971
6-Month
12.76"
(324.10mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
-1.29"
(-32.77mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1967 1977
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Oct 1970–Apr 1971
7-Month
15.64"
(397.26mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1968 1981
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Sep 1970–Apr 1971
8-Month
18.70"
(474.98mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Aug 1970–Apr 1971
9-Month
21.07"
(535.18mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1970 1918
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1901, 2004
Jul 1970–Apr 1971
10-Month
23.48"
(596.39mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
-0.64"
(-16.26mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1968 1931
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Jun 1970–Apr 1971
11-Month
26.25"
(666.75mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
-0.79"
(-20.07mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1967 1931
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
May 1970–Apr 1971
12-Month
28.86"
(733.04mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-1.09"
(-27.69mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1967 1918
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Nov 1969–Apr 1971
18-Month
42.57"
(1,081.28mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
-1.45"
(-36.83mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1968 1931
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
May 1969–Apr 1971
24-Month
58.94"
(1,497.08mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.98"
(-24.89mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1968 1955
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
May 1968–Apr 1971
36-Month
90.79"
(2,306.07mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1969 1955
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Ties: 1962
May 1967–Apr 1971
48-Month
120.50"
(3,060.70mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
May 1966–Apr 1971
60-Month
147.32"
(3,741.93mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-2.31"
(-58.67mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/