Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1986
1-Month
2.81"
(71.37mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1983 1952
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2009
Sep–Oct 1986
2-Month
6.40"
(162.56mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
1.75"
(44.45mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1952
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Aug–Oct 1986
3-Month
9.22"
(234.19mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1985 1952
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Jul–Oct 1986
4-Month
11.97"
(304.04mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1985 1952
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1941
Jun–Oct 1986
5-Month
15.00"
(381.00mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1985 1952
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
May–Oct 1986
6-Month
17.95"
(455.93mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1985 1952
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1981 1941
Apr–Oct 1986
7-Month
20.19"
(512.83mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1985 1952
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Mar–Oct 1986
8-Month
22.17"
(563.12mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
1.26"
(32.01mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1956
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2009
Feb–Oct 1986
9-Month
24.99"
(634.75mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2018
Jan–Oct 1986
10-Month
26.44"
(671.58mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
1.08"
(27.44mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1998
Dec 1985–Oct 1986
11-Month
27.90"
(708.66mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1985 1931
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2017
Nov 1985–Oct 1986
12-Month
31.44"
(798.58mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1973
May 1985–Oct 1986
18-Month
48.44"
(1,230.38mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
2.61"
(66.30mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1985 1931
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Nov 1984–Oct 1986
24-Month
61.75"
(1,568.45mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1982 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2017
Nov 1983–Oct 1986
36-Month
95.17"
(2,417.32mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
5.31"
(134.88mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1983 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1975
Nov 1982–Oct 1986
48-Month
129.32"
(3,284.73mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
9.54"
(242.32mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1998
Nov 1981–Oct 1986
60-Month
160.85"
(4,085.59mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
11.19"
(284.23mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/