Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1990

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1990
1-Month
2.79"
(70.87mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.48"
(12.20mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1989 1981
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1916
Dec 1989–Jan 1990
2-Month
4.13"
(104.90mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1989 1981
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1932
Ties: 1911, 1957
Nov 1989–Jan 1990
3-Month
5.86"
(148.84mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.03"
(-26.17mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1981 1977
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2016
Oct 1989–Jan 1990
4-Month
7.75"
(196.85mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2016
Sep 1989–Jan 1990
5-Month
10.43"
(264.92mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2019
Aug 1989–Jan 1990
6-Month
13.16"
(334.26mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.01"
(-25.66mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2019
Jul 1989–Jan 1990
7-Month
16.02"
(406.91mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.94"
(-23.87mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1940
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2019
Jun 1989–Jan 1990
8-Month
19.82"
(503.43mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1989 1981
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
May 1989–Jan 1990
9-Month
23.08"
(586.23mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.29"
(7.36mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1989 1918
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Apr 1989–Jan 1990
10-Month
24.87"
(631.70mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1989 1940
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Mar 1989–Jan 1990
11-Month
27.78"
(705.61mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1989 1957
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1974
Feb 1989–Jan 1990
12-Month
29.79"
(756.67mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.17"
(-4.31mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1989 1931
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1974
Aug 1988–Jan 1990
18-Month
43.51"
(1,105.15mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.63"
(-16.01mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1989 1955
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Feb 1988–Jan 1990
24-Month
55.77"
(1,416.56mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-4.16"
(-105.66mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1989 1918
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Feb 1987–Jan 1990
36-Month
84.58"
(2,148.33mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-5.28"
(-134.11mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1957 1957
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2020
Feb 1986–Jan 1990
48-Month
116.68"
(2,963.67mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-3.08"
(-78.23mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1967 1957
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2020
Feb 1985–Jan 1990
60-Month
146.68"
(3,725.67mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-2.95"
(-74.93mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1989 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/