Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1988
1-Month
1.97"
(50.04mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.34"
(-8.63mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1916
Ties: 2004
Dec 1987–Jan 1988
2-Month
4.84"
(122.94mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.18"
(4.58mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1987 1981
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1932
Nov 1987–Jan 1988
3-Month
7.39"
(187.71mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1987 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Oct 1987–Jan 1988
4-Month
8.54"
(216.92mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.52"
(-13.20mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Sep 1987–Jan 1988
5-Month
10.73"
(272.54mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 1925, 2001
Aug 1987–Jan 1988
6-Month
13.47"
(342.14mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1987–Jan 1988
7-Month
16.30"
(414.02mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.66"
(-16.76mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1987–Jan 1988
8-Month
19.11"
(485.39mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
May 1987–Jan 1988
9-Month
22.35"
(567.69mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.44"
(-11.18mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Apr 1987–Jan 1988
10-Month
23.81"
(604.77mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-1.51"
(-38.36mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Mar 1987–Jan 1988
11-Month
26.48"
(672.59mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1974
Feb 1987–Jan 1988
12-Month
28.81"
(731.77mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1974
Aug 1986–Jan 1988
18-Month
45.14"
(1,146.56mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1986 1955
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Feb 1986–Jan 1988
24-Month
60.91"
(1,547.11mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1982 1918
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Feb 1985–Jan 1988
36-Month
90.91"
(2,309.11mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1982 1957
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Feb 1984–Jan 1988
48-Month
122.38"
(3,108.45mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1982 1957
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Feb 1983–Jan 1988
60-Month
156.41"
(3,972.81mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
6.78"
(172.21mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1983 1957
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/