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 2004

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2004
1-Month
3.04"
(77.22mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.88"
(22.36mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2009
Sep–Oct 2004
2-Month
6.02"
(152.91mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Aug–Oct 2004
3-Month
9.06"
(230.12mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
1.79"
(45.46mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jul–Oct 2004
4-Month
12.11"
(307.59mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
2.06"
(52.32mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Jun–Oct 2004
5-Month
15.62"
(396.75mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
May–Oct 2004
6-Month
18.96"
(481.58mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
3.08"
(78.23mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Apr–Oct 2004
7-Month
21.46"
(545.08mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
3.06"
(77.72mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
Mar–Oct 2004
8-Month
23.47"
(596.14mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
2.56"
(65.03mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2009
Feb–Oct 2004
9-Month
25.92"
(658.37mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
2.88"
(73.15mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Jan–Oct 2004
10-Month
27.89"
(708.41mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
2.53"
(64.27mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Dec 2003–Oct 2004
11-Month
30.27"
(768.86mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2003 1931
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2017
Ties: 1905, 2018
Nov 2003–Oct 2004
12-Month
32.82"
(833.63mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1973
May 2003–Oct 2004
18-Month
49.39"
(1,254.51mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
3.56"
(90.43mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2003 1931
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2016
Nov 2002–Oct 2004
24-Month
63.34"
(1,608.84mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2003 1931
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2017
Nov 2001–Oct 2004
36-Month
92.20"
(2,341.88mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.34"
(59.44mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1975
Nov 2000–Oct 2004
48-Month
120.91"
(3,071.11mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Nov 1999–Oct 2004
60-Month
147.86"
(3,755.64mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-1.80"
(-45.72mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1997

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