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 2008

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2008
1-Month
2.18"
(55.37mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2003 1952
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2009
Sep–Oct 2008
2-Month
4.86"
(123.44mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2005 1952
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2018
Aug–Oct 2008
3-Month
7.91"
(200.91mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1952
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2006 2018
Jul–Oct 2008
4-Month
10.71"
(272.03mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2007 1952
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 1941
Ties: 1920
Jun–Oct 2008
5-Month
13.71"
(348.23mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
0.74"
(18.79mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2007 1952
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1941
Ties: 1969
May–Oct 2008
6-Month
16.71"
(424.43mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2007 1952
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1941
Apr–Oct 2008
7-Month
19.25"
(488.95mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1952
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1941
Mar–Oct 2008
8-Month
21.77"
(552.96mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
0.86"
(21.85mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1956
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2009
Ties: 1908
Feb–Oct 2008
9-Month
24.24"
(615.70mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2018
Jan–Oct 2008
10-Month
26.45"
(671.83mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1998
Dec 2007–Oct 2008
11-Month
29.42"
(747.27mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
1.72"
(43.69mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1931
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2017
Nov 2007–Oct 2008
12-Month
30.82"
(782.83mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1973
May 2007–Oct 2008
18-Month
46.85"
(1,189.99mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1931
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2016
Nov 2006–Oct 2008
24-Month
60.66"
(1,540.76mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2007 1931
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2017
Nov 2005–Oct 2008
36-Month
89.96"
(2,284.98mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1975
Nov 2004–Oct 2008
48-Month
120.89"
(3,070.61mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.11"
(28.20mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1998
Nov 2003–Oct 2008
60-Month
153.71"
(3,904.23mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1997

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