Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1978
1-Month
3.18"
(80.77mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1916
Ties: 1995
Dec 1977–Jan 1978
2-Month
5.90"
(149.86mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1932
Nov 1977–Jan 1978
3-Month
8.76"
(222.50mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
1.87"
(47.49mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2016
Oct 1977–Jan 1978
4-Month
10.95"
(278.13mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2016
Sep 1977–Jan 1978
5-Month
14.17"
(359.92mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1940
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Aug 1977–Jan 1978
6-Month
17.72"
(450.09mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1977 1940
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1977–Jan 1978
7-Month
20.28"
(515.11mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
3.32"
(84.33mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 1940
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1977–Jan 1978
8-Month
22.77"
(578.36mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Ties: 1942
May 1977–Jan 1978
9-Month
25.44"
(646.18mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2016
Ties: 1942
Apr 1977–Jan 1978
10-Month
27.71"
(703.83mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
2.39"
(60.70mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1977 1940
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2016
Mar 1977–Jan 1978
11-Month
30.81"
(782.57mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
2.98"
(75.69mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1974
Feb 1977–Jan 1978
12-Month
32.04"
(813.82mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.08"
(52.84mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1974
Aug 1976–Jan 1978
18-Month
42.98"
(1,091.69mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-1.16"
(-29.47mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1977 1955
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Feb 1976–Jan 1978
24-Month
58.17"
(1,477.52mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-1.76"
(-44.70mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2020
Feb 1975–Jan 1978
36-Month
90.35"
(2,294.89mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Feb 1974–Jan 1978
48-Month
120.43"
(3,058.92mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2020
Feb 1973–Jan 1978
60-Month
156.06"
(3,963.92mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Ties: 1949

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 19, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/