Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1987
1-Month
2.17"
(55.12mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1916
Ties: 1968
Dec 1986–Jan 1987
2-Month
4.17"
(105.92mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1932
Nov 1986–Jan 1987
3-Month
7.11"
(180.59mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.22"
(5.58mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1986 1977
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Oct 1986–Jan 1987
4-Month
9.92"
(251.97mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.86"
(21.85mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2016
Sep 1986–Jan 1987
5-Month
13.51"
(343.15mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1986 1940
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1986–Jan 1987
6-Month
16.33"
(414.78mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1986 1940
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1986–Jan 1987
7-Month
19.08"
(484.63mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
2.12"
(53.85mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1986 1940
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jun 1986–Jan 1987
8-Month
22.11"
(561.59mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
2.23"
(56.64mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
May 1986–Jan 1987
9-Month
25.06"
(636.52mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
2.27"
(57.65mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2016
Apr 1986–Jan 1987
10-Month
27.30"
(693.42mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1986 1940
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Mar 1986–Jan 1987
11-Month
29.28"
(743.71mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.45"
(36.83mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1986 1957
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1974
Feb 1986–Jan 1987
12-Month
32.10"
(815.34mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1986 1931
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1974
Aug 1985–Jan 1987
18-Month
47.66"
(1,210.56mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
3.52"
(89.40mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1986 1955
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Feb 1985–Jan 1987
24-Month
62.10"
(1,577.34mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1984–Jan 1987
36-Month
93.57"
(2,376.68mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
3.71"
(94.24mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1983 1957
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2020
Feb 1983–Jan 1987
48-Month
127.60"
(3,241.04mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
7.84"
(199.14mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1984 1957
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2020
Feb 1982–Jan 1987
60-Month
160.70"
(4,081.78mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
11.07"
(281.18mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1986 1957
7th 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 3, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/