Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1988
1-Month
1.43"
(36.32mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1987 1952
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2009
Sep–Oct 1988
2-Month
4.24"
(107.70mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1987 1952
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Aug–Oct 1988
3-Month
6.81"
(172.97mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1987 1952
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jul–Oct 1988
4-Month
9.51"
(241.55mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
-0.54"
(-13.72mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1987 1952
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Jun–Oct 1988
5-Month
11.12"
(282.45mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1956 1952
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
May–Oct 1988
6-Month
13.19"
(335.03mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
-2.69"
(-68.32mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Apr–Oct 1988
7-Month
15.51"
(393.95mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-2.89"
(-73.41mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1956 1952
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Mar–Oct 1988
8-Month
17.55"
(445.77mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
-3.36"
(-85.34mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Feb–Oct 1988
9-Month
19.07"
(484.38mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
-3.97"
(-100.84mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan–Oct 1988
10-Month
21.04"
(534.42mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
-4.32"
(-109.72mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1987–Oct 1988
11-Month
23.91"
(607.31mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
-3.79"
(-96.27mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1963 1931
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1987–Oct 1988
12-Month
26.46"
(672.08mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
-3.47"
(-88.14mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1963 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
May 1987–Oct 1988
18-Month
41.42"
(1,052.07mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
-4.41"
(-112.01mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1963 1931
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1986–Oct 1988
24-Month
54.99"
(1,396.75mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-4.91"
(-124.71mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1964 1931
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1985–Oct 1988
36-Month
86.43"
(2,195.32mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-3.43"
(-87.12mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1984–Oct 1988
48-Month
116.74"
(2,965.20mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-3.04"
(-77.21mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1967 1956
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1983–Oct 1988
60-Month
150.16"
(3,814.06mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 27, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/