Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 1997
1-Month
2.54"
(64.52mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1986
Ties: 1964, 2009
Aug–Sep 1997
2-Month
5.22"
(132.59mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1977
Ties: 1946, 1958
Jul–Sep 1997
3-Month
7.93"
(201.42mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1995 1930
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Ties: 1981
Jun–Sep 1997
4-Month
11.33"
(287.78mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1995 1930
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
May–Sep 1997
5-Month
14.11"
(358.39mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Apr–Sep 1997
6-Month
17.10"
(434.34mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Ties: 1967
Mar–Sep 1997
7-Month
19.54"
(496.32mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
0.79"
(20.07mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1973
Feb–Sep 1997
8-Month
21.93"
(557.02mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1994 1930
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Jan–Sep 1997
9-Month
24.74"
(628.40mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
1.54"
(39.12mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Dec 1996–Sep 1997
10-Month
28.03"
(711.96mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
2.49"
(63.24mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Nov 1996–Sep 1997
11-Month
31.03"
(788.16mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
3.26"
(82.80mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Oct 1996–Sep 1997
12-Month
33.52"
(851.41mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
3.58"
(90.93mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Apr 1996–Sep 1997
18-Month
51.49"
(1,307.85mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
5.29"
(134.37mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Oct 1995–Sep 1997
24-Month
65.69"
(1,668.53mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
5.77"
(146.56mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Oct 1994–Sep 1997
36-Month
99.08"
(2,516.63mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
9.21"
(233.93mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Oct 1993–Sep 1997
48-Month
128.02"
(3,251.71mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
8.24"
(209.30mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Oct 1992–Sep 1997
60-Month
162.10"
(4,117.34mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
12.44"
(315.98mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 8, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/