Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1996
1-Month
2.49"
(63.25mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1993 1952
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2009
Ties: 1911, 1926
Sep–Oct 1996
2-Month
5.93"
(150.62mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Aug–Oct 1996
3-Month
8.59"
(218.19mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Ties: 2016
Jul–Oct 1996
4-Month
11.71"
(297.43mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Jun–Oct 1996
5-Month
14.58"
(370.33mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
1.61"
(40.89mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
May–Oct 1996
6-Month
17.90"
(454.66mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Apr–Oct 1996
7-Month
20.46"
(519.68mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
2.06"
(52.32mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
Mar–Oct 1996
8-Month
22.70"
(576.58mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Feb–Oct 1996
9-Month
24.59"
(624.59mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
1.55"
(39.37mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jan–Oct 1996
10-Month
27.41"
(696.21mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
2.05"
(52.07mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Dec 1995–Oct 1996
11-Month
29.66"
(753.36mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1994 1931
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Nov 1995–Oct 1996
12-Month
32.03"
(813.56mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
2.10"
(53.34mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
May 1995–Oct 1996
18-Month
49.50"
(1,257.30mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
3.67"
(93.22mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1995 1931
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Nov 1994–Oct 1996
24-Month
65.19"
(1,655.83mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
5.29"
(134.37mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1995 1931
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1993–Oct 1996
36-Month
94.80"
(2,407.92mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.94"
(125.48mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Nov 1992–Oct 1996
48-Month
129.40"
(3,286.76mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
9.62"
(244.35mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Nov 1991–Oct 1996
60-Month
159.86"
(4,060.44mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
10.20"
(259.08mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1995 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/