Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1974
1-Month
3.15"
(80.01mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1973 1981
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1916
Dec 1973–Jan 1974
2-Month
6.24"
(158.50mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
1.58"
(40.14mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1973 1981
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1932
Nov 1973–Jan 1974
3-Month
9.41"
(239.01mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
2.52"
(64.00mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1973 1977
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Oct 1973–Jan 1974
4-Month
11.78"
(299.21mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
2.72"
(69.09mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1973 1981
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Sep 1973–Jan 1974
5-Month
15.24"
(387.10mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
3.69"
(93.73mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1973 1940
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1973–Jan 1974
6-Month
17.30"
(439.42mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1973 1940
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1973–Jan 1974
7-Month
20.26"
(514.60mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1973 1940
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1973–Jan 1974
8-Month
23.31"
(592.07mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
3.43"
(87.12mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1973 1981
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
May 1973–Jan 1974
9-Month
26.34"
(669.04mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1973 1918
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Apr 1973–Jan 1974
10-Month
29.67"
(753.62mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
4.35"
(110.49mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1973 1940
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Mar 1973–Jan 1974
11-Month
33.67"
(855.22mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
5.84"
(148.34mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1973 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Feb 1973–Jan 1974
12-Month
35.63"
(905.00mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
5.67"
(144.02mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1973 1931
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Aug 1972–Jan 1974
18-Month
52.31"
(1,328.67mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
8.17"
(207.51mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1973 1955
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1972–Jan 1974
24-Month
67.48"
(1,713.99mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
7.55"
(191.77mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1973 1918
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1971–Jan 1974
36-Month
98.11"
(2,491.99mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.25"
(209.55mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1973 1957
10th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1974
48-Month
127.75"
(3,244.85mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
7.99"
(202.95mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1973 1957
15th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Ties: 1995
Feb 1969–Jan 1974
60-Month
157.46"
(3,999.48mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
7.83"
(198.88mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1973 1957
17th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 21, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/