Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1974
1-Month
2.01"
(51.05mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1966 1952
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2009
Sep–Oct 1974
2-Month
4.73"
(120.14mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1968 1952
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2018
Aug–Oct 1974
3-Month
8.16"
(207.26mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1973 1952
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2018
Jul–Oct 1974
4-Month
10.30"
(261.62mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1968 1952
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Jun–Oct 1974
5-Month
12.94"
(328.68mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1966 1952
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
May–Oct 1974
6-Month
16.01"
(406.65mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1966 1952
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Apr–Oct 1974
7-Month
18.56"
(471.42mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1966 1952
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Mar–Oct 1974
8-Month
21.19"
(538.23mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
0.28"
(7.12mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2009
Feb–Oct 1974
9-Month
22.87"
(580.90mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2018
Ties: 2005
Jan–Oct 1974
10-Month
26.02"
(660.91mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1998
Ties: 1938
Dec 1973–Oct 1974
11-Month
29.11"
(739.39mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2017
Nov 1973–Oct 1974
12-Month
32.28"
(819.91mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1973
May 1973–Oct 1974
18-Month
49.21"
(1,249.93mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
3.38"
(85.85mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2016
Nov 1972–Oct 1974
24-Month
67.05"
(1,703.07mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
7.15"
(181.61mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1973 1931
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2017
Nov 1971–Oct 1974
36-Month
97.91"
(2,486.91mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.05"
(204.47mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1973 1956
7th Wettest Wettest to Date 1975
Nov 1970–Oct 1974
48-Month
127.43"
(3,236.72mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
7.65"
(194.31mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1973 1956
15th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Nov 1969–Oct 1974
60-Month
157.24"
(3,993.90mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
7.58"
(192.54mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1973 1934
15th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997

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