Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1979
1-Month
2.20"
(55.88mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1952
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2009
Sep–Oct 1979
2-Month
4.71"
(119.63mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1952
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Aug–Oct 1979
3-Month
7.70"
(195.58mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1978 1952
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jul–Oct 1979
4-Month
11.00"
(279.40mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1952
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1941
Ties: 1950
Jun–Oct 1979
5-Month
13.54"
(343.92mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1978 1952
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1941
May–Oct 1979
6-Month
16.77"
(425.96mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1978 1952
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1941
Ties: 1949, 1967
Apr–Oct 1979
7-Month
19.84"
(503.94mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.44"
(36.58mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1978 1952
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1941
Ties: 1991
Mar–Oct 1979
8-Month
22.64"
(575.06mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
1.73"
(43.95mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2009
Ties: 1983
Feb–Oct 1979
9-Month
25.24"
(641.10mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
2.20"
(55.88mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Ties: 1919
Jan–Oct 1979
10-Month
28.55"
(725.17mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
3.19"
(81.03mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Dec 1978–Oct 1979
11-Month
31.08"
(789.43mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
3.38"
(85.85mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2017
Nov 1978–Oct 1979
12-Month
33.68"
(855.47mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
3.75"
(95.25mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1973
May 1978–Oct 1979
18-Month
48.94"
(1,243.08mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
3.11"
(79.00mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2016
Nov 1977–Oct 1979
24-Month
64.27"
(1,632.46mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
4.37"
(111.00mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2017
Nov 1976–Oct 1979
36-Month
91.60"
(2,326.64mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.74"
(44.20mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1975
Nov 1975–Oct 1979
48-Month
119.83"
(3,043.68mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Nov 1974–Oct 1979
60-Month
153.07"
(3,887.98mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
3.41"
(86.62mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1997

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/