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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1987
1-Month
1.46"
(37.08mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
-1.06"
(-26.93mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1987
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1957
Mar–Apr 1987
2-Month
4.13"
(104.90mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1973
Feb–Apr 1987
3-Month
6.46"
(164.08mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1983
Jan–Apr 1987
4-Month
8.63"
(219.20mm)
9.47"
(240.54mm)
-0.84"
(-21.34mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1986 1910
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1998
Dec 1986–Apr 1987
5-Month
10.63"
(270.00mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
-1.19"
(-30.23mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1986 1931
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Nov 1986–Apr 1987
6-Month
13.57"
(344.68mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1986 1977
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Ties: 1950
Oct 1986–Apr 1987
7-Month
16.38"
(416.05mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1983
Sep 1986–Apr 1987
8-Month
19.97"
(507.24mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
1.26"
(32.01mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1986–Apr 1987
9-Month
22.79"
(578.87mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
1.46"
(37.09mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1986–Apr 1987
10-Month
25.54"
(648.72mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
1.42"
(36.07mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1986 1931
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1980
Jun 1986–Apr 1987
11-Month
28.57"
(725.68mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
1.53"
(38.86mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1986 1931
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
May 1986–Apr 1987
12-Month
31.52"
(800.61mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
1.57"
(39.88mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1999
Nov 1985–Apr 1987
18-Month
45.01"
(1,143.25mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1986 1931
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
May 1985–Apr 1987
24-Month
62.01"
(1,575.05mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.09"
(53.08mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1986 1955
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
May 1984–Apr 1987
36-Month
92.22"
(2,342.39mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
2.34"
(59.44mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2020
May 1983–Apr 1987
48-Month
124.48"
(3,161.79mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
4.71"
(119.63mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1982 1956
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
May 1982–Apr 1987
60-Month
159.90"
(4,061.46mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
10.27"
(260.86mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1985 1957
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/