Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1998
1-Month
2.97"
(75.44mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.81"
(20.58mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1997 1952
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2009
Sep–Oct 1998
2-Month
5.48"
(139.19mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1997 1952
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Aug–Oct 1998
3-Month
7.90"
(200.66mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1997 1952
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Jul–Oct 1998
4-Month
10.76"
(273.30mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1997 1952
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1941
Ties: 1975
Jun–Oct 1998
5-Month
14.08"
(357.63mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1997 1952
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1941
May–Oct 1998
6-Month
16.70"
(424.18mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1997 1952
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1941
Apr–Oct 1998
7-Month
19.27"
(489.46mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1994 1952
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1941
Mar–Oct 1998
8-Month
22.50"
(571.50mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
1.59"
(40.39mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2009
Feb–Oct 1998
9-Month
25.82"
(655.83mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1997 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Jan–Oct 1998
10-Month
29.18"
(741.17mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1997 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Dec 1997–Oct 1998
11-Month
31.49"
(799.85mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
3.79"
(96.27mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1997 1931
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2017
Nov 1997–Oct 1998
12-Month
33.78"
(858.01mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
3.85"
(97.79mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1997 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1973
May 1997–Oct 1998
18-Month
50.41"
(1,280.41mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2016
Nov 1996–Oct 1998
24-Month
67.33"
(1,710.18mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
7.43"
(188.72mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1997 1931
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2017
Nov 1995–Oct 1998
36-Month
99.36"
(2,523.74mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
9.50"
(241.30mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1975
Nov 1994–Oct 1998
48-Month
132.52"
(3,366.01mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
12.74"
(323.60mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Nov 1993–Oct 1998
60-Month
162.13"
(4,118.10mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
12.47"
(316.74mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1997

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 24, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/