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 September 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2003
1-Month
1.33"
(33.78mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.98"
(-24.89mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1916
Dec 2002–Jan 2003
2-Month
4.33"
(109.98mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2001 1981
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1932
Ties: 1899
Nov 2002–Jan 2003
3-Month
6.27"
(159.26mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2000 1977
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2016
Oct 2002–Jan 2003
4-Month
9.28"
(235.71mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2002 1981
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Sep 2002–Jan 2003
5-Month
12.00"
(304.80mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Aug 2002–Jan 2003
6-Month
14.40"
(365.76mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jul 2002–Jan 2003
7-Month
17.00"
(431.80mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2002–Jan 2003
8-Month
19.56"
(496.82mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2002 1981
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
May 2002–Jan 2003
9-Month
22.20"
(563.88mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2001 1918
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2016
Apr 2002–Jan 2003
10-Month
24.46"
(621.28mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-0.86"
(-21.85mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Mar 2002–Jan 2003
11-Month
27.05"
(687.07mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2002 1957
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1974
Feb 2002–Jan 2003
12-Month
28.37"
(720.60mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2001 1931
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1974
Aug 2001–Jan 2003
18-Month
42.05"
(1,068.07mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-2.09"
(-53.09mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2002 1955
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Feb 2001–Jan 2003
24-Month
57.55"
(1,461.77mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-2.38"
(-60.45mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Feb 2000–Jan 2003
36-Month
85.48"
(2,171.19mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-4.38"
(-111.25mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 2002 1957
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020
Feb 1999–Jan 2003
48-Month
112.96"
(2,869.18mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-6.80"
(-172.72mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
114th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Feb 1998–Jan 2003
60-Month
146.62"
(3,724.15mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-3.01"
(-76.45mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020

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