Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1979
1-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1978 1987
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1957
Mar–Apr 1979
2-Month
5.87"
(149.10mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1973
Feb–Apr 1979
3-Month
8.47"
(215.14mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
1.31"
(33.28mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1983
Jan–Apr 1979
4-Month
11.78"
(299.21mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
2.30"
(58.42mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Dec 1978–Apr 1979
5-Month
14.31"
(363.47mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
2.49"
(63.24mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Nov 1978–Apr 1979
6-Month
16.91"
(429.51mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
2.86"
(72.64mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Oct 1978–Apr 1979
7-Month
18.02"
(457.71mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1978 1981
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1983
Sep 1978–Apr 1979
8-Month
20.46"
(519.68mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
1.75"
(44.45mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1978–Apr 1979
9-Month
23.23"
(590.04mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1995
Jul 1978–Apr 1979
10-Month
25.98"
(659.89mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
1.86"
(47.24mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–Apr 1979
11-Month
28.53"
(724.66mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
1.49"
(37.84mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
May 1978–Apr 1979
12-Month
32.17"
(817.12mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1978 1918
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Ties: 1903, 1927
Nov 1977–Apr 1979
18-Month
47.50"
(1,206.50mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
3.48"
(88.39mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1974
May 1977–Apr 1979
24-Month
64.18"
(1,630.17mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
4.26"
(108.20mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1955
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2017
May 1976–Apr 1979
36-Month
90.16"
(2,290.06mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1978 1955
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1984
May 1975–Apr 1979
48-Month
120.41"
(3,058.41mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
May 1974–Apr 1979
60-Month
152.31"
(3,868.67mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
2.68"
(68.07mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/