Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of August 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2002
1-Month
3.01"
(76.45mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2009
Sep–Oct 2002
2-Month
5.73"
(145.54mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Aug–Oct 2002
3-Month
8.13"
(206.50mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Ties: 1972
Jul–Oct 2002
4-Month
10.73"
(272.54mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1941
Jun–Oct 2002
5-Month
13.29"
(337.57mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1941
May–Oct 2002
6-Month
15.93"
(404.62mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1941
Apr–Oct 2002
7-Month
18.19"
(462.03mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1941
Mar–Oct 2002
8-Month
20.78"
(527.81mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2001 1956
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2009
Feb–Oct 2002
9-Month
22.10"
(561.34mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2000 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2018
Jan–Oct 2002
10-Month
24.11"
(612.39mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2000 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Dec 2001–Oct 2002
11-Month
26.47"
(672.34mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2001 1931
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2017
Ties: 1953
Nov 2001–Oct 2002
12-Month
28.86"
(733.04mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2001 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1973
May 2001–Oct 2002
18-Month
44.40"
(1,127.76mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
-1.43"
(-36.32mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2001 1931
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Nov 2000–Oct 2002
24-Month
57.57"
(1,462.28mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-2.33"
(-59.18mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 2001 1931
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2017
Nov 1999–Oct 2002
36-Month
84.52"
(2,146.81mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-5.34"
(-135.63mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1964 1956
110th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1975
Nov 1998–Oct 2002
48-Month
114.53"
(2,909.06mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-5.25"
(-133.35mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1966 1956
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Nov 1997–Oct 2002
60-Month
148.31"
(3,767.07mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1991 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1997

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/