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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2003
1-Month
1.83"
(46.48mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1999 1952
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2009
Ties: 1897
Sep–Oct 2003
2-Month
4.65"
(118.11mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2018
Aug–Oct 2003
3-Month
7.21"
(183.13mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2018
Jul–Oct 2003
4-Month
9.85"
(250.19mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2001 1952
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1941
Jun–Oct 2003
5-Month
13.30"
(337.82mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2002 1952
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1941
May–Oct 2003
6-Month
16.57"
(420.88mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2002 1952
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1941
Apr–Oct 2003
7-Month
19.20"
(487.68mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1952
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1941
Mar–Oct 2003
8-Month
21.68"
(550.67mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Feb–Oct 2003
9-Month
24.25"
(615.95mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
1.21"
(30.73mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jan–Oct 2003
10-Month
25.58"
(649.73mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Dec 2002–Oct 2003
11-Month
28.58"
(725.93mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Nov 2002–Oct 2003
12-Month
30.52"
(775.21mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
May 2002–Oct 2003
18-Month
46.45"
(1,179.83mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Nov 2001–Oct 2003
24-Month
59.38"
(1,508.25mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Nov 2000–Oct 2003
36-Month
88.09"
(2,237.49mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.77"
(-44.95mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Nov 1999–Oct 2003
48-Month
115.04"
(2,922.02mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-4.74"
(-120.39mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Nov 1998–Oct 2003
60-Month
145.05"
(3,684.27mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-4.61"
(-117.09mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1967 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019

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