Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, February 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 1979
1-Month
2.60"
(66.04mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1978 1947
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Jan–Feb 1979
2-Month
5.91"
(150.11mm)
4.45"
(113.03mm)
1.46"
(37.08mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Dec 1978–Feb 1979
3-Month
8.44"
(214.38mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Nov 1978–Feb 1979
4-Month
11.04"
(280.42mm)
9.02"
(229.11mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Oct 1978–Feb 1979
5-Month
12.15"
(308.61mm)
11.19"
(284.23mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Sep 1978–Feb 1979
6-Month
14.59"
(370.59mm)
13.68"
(347.47mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1978–Feb 1979
7-Month
17.36"
(440.94mm)
16.31"
(414.27mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1919
Jul 1978–Feb 1979
8-Month
20.11"
(510.79mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
1.02"
(25.90mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–Feb 1979
9-Month
22.66"
(575.56mm)
22.02"
(559.31mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918, 1931, 1977
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
May 1978–Feb 1979
10-Month
26.30"
(668.02mm)
24.92"
(632.97mm)
1.38"
(35.05mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Apr 1978–Feb 1979
11-Month
28.84"
(732.54mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
1.39"
(35.31mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Mar 1978–Feb 1979
12-Month
31.10"
(789.94mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Sep 1977–Feb 1979
18-Month
47.04"
(1,194.82mm)
43.65"
(1,108.71mm)
3.39"
(86.11mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1918
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1974
Mar 1977–Feb 1979
24-Month
63.68"
(1,617.47mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.76"
(95.50mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1935
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2017
Mar 1976–Feb 1979
36-Month
89.15"
(2,264.41mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-0.72"
(-18.29mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Mar 1975–Feb 1979
48-Month
120.61"
(3,063.49mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Mar 1974–Feb 1979
60-Month
151.62"
(3,851.15mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1945

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/