Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1980

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1980
1-Month
2.65"
(67.31mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1916
Dec 1979–Jan 1980
2-Month
4.51"
(114.55mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1932
Ties: 1908, 1956
Nov 1979–Jan 1980
3-Month
6.85"
(173.99mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2016
Oct 1979–Jan 1980
4-Month
9.05"
(229.87mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2016
Sep 1979–Jan 1980
5-Month
11.56"
(293.62mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1940
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Aug 1979–Jan 1980
6-Month
14.55"
(369.57mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1977 1940
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jul 1979–Jan 1980
7-Month
17.85"
(453.39mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1979 1940
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1979–Jan 1980
8-Month
20.39"
(517.91mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1979 1981
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 2011
May 1979–Jan 1980
9-Month
23.62"
(599.95mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2016
Apr 1979–Jan 1980
10-Month
26.69"
(677.93mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1979 1940
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2016
Ties: 2015
Mar 1979–Jan 1980
11-Month
29.49"
(749.05mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.66"
(42.17mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1979 1957
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1974
Feb 1979–Jan 1980
12-Month
32.09"
(815.09mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.13"
(54.11mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1979 1931
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1974
Aug 1978–Jan 1980
18-Month
46.85"
(1,189.99mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
2.71"
(68.83mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1978 1955
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2020
Feb 1978–Jan 1980
24-Month
62.36"
(1,583.94mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
2.43"
(61.72mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1979 1918
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2020
Feb 1977–Jan 1980
36-Month
94.40"
(2,397.76mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.54"
(115.32mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1979 1957
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Feb 1976–Jan 1980
48-Month
120.53"
(3,061.46mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2020
Feb 1975–Jan 1980
60-Month
152.71"
(3,878.83mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
3.08"
(78.23mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1979 1957
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/