Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of September 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1986

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Driest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Wettest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1986
1-Month
2.24"
(56.90mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1985 1987
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1957
Mar–Apr 1986
2-Month
4.22"
(107.19mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
-0.81"
(-20.57mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1973
Ties: 1916
Feb–Apr 1986
3-Month
7.04"
(178.82mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
-0.12"
(-3.04mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1985 1910
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Jan–Apr 1986
4-Month
8.49"
(215.65mm)
9.47"
(240.54mm)
-0.98"
(-24.89mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1985 1910
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1998
Ties: 1943
Dec 1985–Apr 1986
5-Month
9.95"
(252.73mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
-1.87"
(-47.50mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1983
Nov 1985–Apr 1986
6-Month
13.49"
(342.65mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1985 1977
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Ties: 2006
Oct 1985–Apr 1986
7-Month
16.67"
(423.42mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1983
Sep 1985–Apr 1986
8-Month
19.67"
(499.62mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1985–Apr 1986
9-Month
22.60"
(574.04mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
1.27"
(32.26mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1985–Apr 1986
10-Month
25.32"
(643.13mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1931
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1985–Apr 1986
11-Month
27.94"
(709.68mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1985 1931
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
May 1985–Apr 1986
12-Month
30.49"
(774.45mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1984–Apr 1986
18-Month
43.80"
(1,112.52mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1982 1931
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
May 1984–Apr 1986
24-Month
60.70"
(1,541.78mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
May 1983–Apr 1986
36-Month
92.96"
(2,361.18mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
3.08"
(78.23mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
May 1982–Apr 1986
48-Month
128.38"
(3,260.85mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
8.61"
(218.69mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
May 1981–Apr 1986
60-Month
160.89"
(4,086.61mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
11.26"
(286.01mm)
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 October 2021, retrieved on October 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/