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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 2005

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 2005
1-Month
1.94"
(49.28mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1986
Aug–Sep 2005
2-Month
4.93"
(125.22mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2001 1956
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1977
Ties: 1987, 1998
Jul–Sep 2005
3-Month
7.63"
(193.80mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2001 1930
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1915
Ties: 1990
Jun–Sep 2005
4-Month
10.77"
(273.56mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2002 1930
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1915
May–Sep 2005
5-Month
13.53"
(343.66mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
-0.19"
(-4.83mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1915
Apr–Sep 2005
6-Month
16.10"
(408.94mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1915
Mar–Sep 2005
7-Month
18.44"
(468.38mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1973
Feb–Sep 2005
8-Month
20.50"
(520.70mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2002 1930
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Jan–Sep 2005
9-Month
23.20"
(589.28mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Dec 2004–Sep 2005
10-Month
25.38"
(644.65mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
-0.16"
(-4.07mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Ties: 1902
Nov 2004–Sep 2005
11-Month
28.56"
(725.42mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
0.79"
(20.06mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Oct 2004–Sep 2005
12-Month
31.60"
(802.64mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Ties: 1919
Apr 2004–Sep 2005
18-Month
50.02"
(1,270.51mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2004 1931
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Oct 2003–Sep 2005
24-Month
63.21"
(1,605.53mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.29"
(83.56mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2020
Oct 2002–Sep 2005
36-Month
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
5.04"
(128.01mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2004 1956
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Oct 2001–Sep 2005
48-Month
122.82"
(3,119.63mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
3.04"
(77.22mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2004 1956
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Oct 2000–Sep 2005
60-Month
151.73"
(3,853.94mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2004 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 28, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/