Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 2001

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2001
1-Month
1.85"
(46.99mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1916
Ties: 2018
Dec 2000–Jan 2001
2-Month
3.56"
(90.42mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1932
Nov 2000–Jan 2001
3-Month
6.29"
(159.77mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2000 1977
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Oct 2000–Jan 2001
4-Month
8.55"
(217.17mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2000 1981
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Sep 2000–Jan 2001
5-Month
10.73"
(272.54mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2000 1940
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1925, 1988
Aug 2000–Jan 2001
6-Month
12.64"
(321.06mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-1.53"
(-38.86mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2000 1940
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jul 2000–Jan 2001
7-Month
14.94"
(379.48mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-2.02"
(-51.30mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 2000 1940
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1911
Jun 2000–Jan 2001
8-Month
18.39"
(467.11mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-1.49"
(-37.84mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2000 1981
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
May 2000–Jan 2001
9-Month
21.05"
(534.67mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2000 1918
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Apr 2000–Jan 2001
10-Month
23.37"
(593.60mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2000 1940
100th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2016
Ties: 2000
Mar 2000–Jan 2001
11-Month
25.81"
(655.57mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2000 1957
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1974
Feb 2000–Jan 2001
12-Month
27.93"
(709.42mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-2.03"
(-51.56mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2000 1931
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1974
Aug 1999–Jan 2001
18-Month
39.63"
(1,006.60mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-4.51"
(-114.56mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1989 1955
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Feb 1999–Jan 2001
24-Month
55.41"
(1,407.41mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-4.52"
(-114.81mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1989 1918
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Feb 1998–Jan 2001
36-Month
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-0.79"
(-20.06mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1991 1957
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Feb 1997–Jan 2001
48-Month
121.48"
(3,085.59mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
1.72"
(43.69mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1992 1957
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Feb 1996–Jan 2001
60-Month
155.17"
(3,941.32mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
5.54"
(140.72mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1993 1957
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 22, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/