Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1986
1-Month
1.45"
(36.83mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1985 1981
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Ties: 1902
Dec 1985–Jan 1986
2-Month
2.91"
(73.91mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-1.75"
(-44.45mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1932
Nov 1985–Jan 1986
3-Month
6.45"
(163.83mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.44"
(-11.18mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1981 1977
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2016
Ties: 1971
Oct 1985–Jan 1986
4-Month
9.63"
(244.60mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2016
Sep 1985–Jan 1986
5-Month
12.63"
(320.80mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1985 1940
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1985–Jan 1986
6-Month
15.56"
(395.22mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
1.39"
(35.30mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1985 1940
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1985–Jan 1986
7-Month
18.28"
(464.31mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1985 1940
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jun 1985–Jan 1986
8-Month
20.90"
(530.86mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1985 1981
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
May 1985–Jan 1986
9-Month
23.45"
(595.63mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2016
Apr 1985–Jan 1986
10-Month
25.42"
(645.67mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2016
Mar 1985–Jan 1986
11-Month
27.90"
(708.66mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1974
Feb 1985–Jan 1986
12-Month
30.00"
(762.00mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1974
Aug 1984–Jan 1986
18-Month
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1984–Jan 1986
24-Month
61.47"
(1,561.34mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
1.54"
(39.12mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1982 1918
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1983–Jan 1986
36-Month
95.50"
(2,425.70mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
5.64"
(143.26mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1983 1957
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1982–Jan 1986
48-Month
128.60"
(3,266.44mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
8.84"
(224.54mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1984 1957
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1981–Jan 1986
60-Month
160.42"
(4,074.67mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
10.79"
(274.07mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1985 1957
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/