Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1991

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1991
1-Month
2.37"
(60.20mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1989 1981
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1990 1916
Ties: 2013
Dec 1990–Jan 1991
2-Month
5.06"
(128.52mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1990 1981
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1932
Nov 1990–Jan 1991
3-Month
7.15"
(181.61mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1990 1977
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2016
Oct 1990–Jan 1991
4-Month
9.91"
(251.71mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1990 1981
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Sep 1990–Jan 1991
5-Month
11.95"
(303.53mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1990 1940
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 1965
Aug 1990–Jan 1991
6-Month
14.60"
(370.84mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1990 1940
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1990–Jan 1991
7-Month
17.54"
(445.52mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.58"
(14.74mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1990 1940
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1990–Jan 1991
8-Month
20.04"
(509.02mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1990 1981
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
May 1990–Jan 1991
9-Month
23.87"
(606.30mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1990 1918
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Apr 1990–Jan 1991
10-Month
26.36"
(669.54mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
1.04"
(26.41mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1990 1940
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Mar 1990–Jan 1991
11-Month
29.07"
(738.38mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1990 1957
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1974
Feb 1990–Jan 1991
12-Month
31.75"
(806.45mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1990 1931
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1974
Aug 1989–Jan 1991
18-Month
44.91"
(1,140.71mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.77"
(19.55mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1990 1955
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Feb 1989–Jan 1991
24-Month
61.54"
(1,563.12mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
1.61"
(40.90mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1990 1918
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Ties: 1924
Feb 1988–Jan 1991
36-Month
87.52"
(2,223.01mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.34"
(-59.43mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1990 1957
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Feb 1987–Jan 1991
48-Month
116.33"
(2,954.78mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-3.43"
(-87.12mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1967 1957
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1990 2020
Feb 1986–Jan 1991
60-Month
148.43"
(3,770.12mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1990 1957
68th 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 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/