Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1985
1-Month
1.42"
(36.07mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.89"
(-22.60mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1984 1981
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Dec 1984–Jan 1985
2-Month
3.91"
(99.31mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1932
Ties: 1964
Nov 1984–Jan 1985
3-Month
6.76"
(171.70mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.13"
(-3.31mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1981 1977
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Ties: 1908, 1915, 2002
Oct 1984–Jan 1985
4-Month
10.41"
(264.41mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.35"
(34.29mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1982 1981
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Sep 1984–Jan 1985
5-Month
12.32"
(312.93mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1984–Jan 1985
6-Month
14.75"
(374.65mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1984–Jan 1985
7-Month
17.58"
(446.53mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1996
Jun 1984–Jan 1985
8-Month
20.51"
(520.95mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
May 1984–Jan 1985
9-Month
23.66"
(600.96mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.87"
(22.09mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Ties: 1899
Apr 1984–Jan 1985
10-Month
26.61"
(675.89mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.29"
(32.76mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Mar 1984–Jan 1985
11-Month
29.36"
(745.74mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.53"
(38.86mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1974
Feb 1984–Jan 1985
12-Month
31.47"
(799.34mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1974
Aug 1983–Jan 1985
18-Month
47.42"
(1,204.47mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Feb 1983–Jan 1985
24-Month
65.50"
(1,663.70mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
5.57"
(141.48mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1983 1918
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Feb 1982–Jan 1985
36-Month
98.60"
(2,504.44mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1983 1957
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Feb 1981–Jan 1985
48-Month
130.42"
(3,312.67mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
10.66"
(270.77mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1984 1957
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1980–Jan 1985
60-Month
157.02"
(3,988.31mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
7.39"
(187.71mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1983 1957
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/