Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1989
1-Month
2.05"
(52.07mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1988 1981
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1916
Dec 1988–Jan 1989
2-Month
3.74"
(95.00mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.92"
(-23.36mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1932
Nov 1988–Jan 1989
3-Month
6.91"
(175.51mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.02"
(0.50mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1986 1977
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2016
Oct 1988–Jan 1989
4-Month
8.34"
(211.84mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.72"
(-18.28mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2016
Ties: 1954
Sep 1988–Jan 1989
5-Month
11.15"
(283.21mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1988 1940
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1988–Jan 1989
6-Month
13.72"
(348.49mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1988 1940
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1988–Jan 1989
7-Month
16.42"
(417.07mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.54"
(-13.71mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1988 1940
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1988–Jan 1989
8-Month
18.03"
(457.96mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
May 1988–Jan 1989
9-Month
20.10"
(510.54mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-2.69"
(-68.33mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2016
Apr 1988–Jan 1989
10-Month
22.42"
(569.47mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2016
Mar 1988–Jan 1989
11-Month
24.46"
(621.28mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-3.37"
(-85.60mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1974
Feb 1988–Jan 1989
12-Month
25.98"
(659.89mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-3.98"
(-101.09mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1974
Aug 1987–Jan 1989
18-Month
39.45"
(1,002.03mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-4.69"
(-119.13mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1964 1955
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Feb 1987–Jan 1989
24-Month
54.79"
(1,391.67mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-5.14"
(-130.55mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1964 1918
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Feb 1986–Jan 1989
36-Month
86.89"
(2,207.01mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.97"
(-75.43mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Feb 1985–Jan 1989
48-Month
116.89"
(2,969.01mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-2.87"
(-72.89mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Feb 1984–Jan 1989
60-Month
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 6, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/