Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 2004

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2004
1-Month
1.97"
(50.04mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.34"
(-8.63mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2003 1981
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1916
Ties: 1988
Dec 2003–Jan 2004
2-Month
4.35"
(110.49mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2003 1981
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1932
Ties: 2012
Nov 2003–Jan 2004
3-Month
6.90"
(175.26mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2003 1977
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Oct 2003–Jan 2004
4-Month
8.73"
(221.74mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2001 1981
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2016
Sep 2003–Jan 2004
5-Month
11.55"
(293.37mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Aug 2003–Jan 2004
6-Month
14.11"
(358.39mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Ties: 1926
Jul 2003–Jan 2004
7-Month
16.75"
(425.45mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2002 1940
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Jun 2003–Jan 2004
8-Month
20.20"
(513.08mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 2003 1981
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
May 2003–Jan 2004
9-Month
23.47"
(596.14mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Apr 2003–Jan 2004
10-Month
26.10"
(662.94mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2003 1940
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Mar 2003–Jan 2004
11-Month
28.58"
(725.93mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2003 1957
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1974
Feb 2003–Jan 2004
12-Month
31.15"
(791.21mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.19"
(30.23mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2003 1931
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1974
Aug 2002–Jan 2004
18-Month
45.55"
(1,156.97mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2003 1955
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Feb 2002–Jan 2004
24-Month
59.52"
(1,511.81mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Feb 2001–Jan 2004
36-Month
88.70"
(2,252.98mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.16"
(-29.46mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2003 1957
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020
Feb 2000–Jan 2004
48-Month
116.63"
(2,962.40mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-3.13"
(-79.50mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2003 1957
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Feb 1999–Jan 2004
60-Month
144.11"
(3,660.39mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-5.52"
(-140.21mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/