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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 2009

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2009
1-Month
1.60"
(40.64mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 2003 1981
114th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1916
Dec 2008–Jan 2009
2-Month
4.44"
(112.78mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.22"
(-5.58mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2004 1981
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1932
Ties: 1927
Nov 2008–Jan 2009
3-Month
6.39"
(162.31mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2003 1977
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2016
Oct 2008–Jan 2009
4-Month
8.57"
(217.68mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2001 1981
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2016
Sep 2008–Jan 2009
5-Month
11.25"
(285.75mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2001 1940
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
Aug 2008–Jan 2009
6-Month
14.30"
(363.22mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 2008 1940
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Ties: 1906, 1966
Jul 2008–Jan 2009
7-Month
17.10"
(434.34mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2008 1940
64th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Ties: 1928
Jun 2008–Jan 2009
8-Month
20.10"
(510.54mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2008 1981
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
May 2008–Jan 2009
9-Month
23.10"
(586.74mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2008 1918
59th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2016
Apr 2008–Jan 2009
10-Month
25.64"
(651.26mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2008 1940
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2016
Mar 2008–Jan 2009
11-Month
28.16"
(715.26mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2008 1957
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1974
Feb 2008–Jan 2009
12-Month
30.63"
(778.00mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 2008 1931
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1974
Ties: 1972
Aug 2007–Jan 2009
18-Month
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2007 1955
57th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2020
Ties: 2015
Feb 2007–Jan 2009
24-Month
59.80"
(1,518.92mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2008 1918
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 2020
Feb 2006–Jan 2009
36-Month
89.23"
(2,266.44mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2008 1957
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2020
Feb 2005–Jan 2009
48-Month
119.22"
(3,028.19mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-0.54"
(-13.71mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2004 1957
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2020
Feb 2004–Jan 2009
60-Month
153.20"
(3,891.28mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
3.57"
(90.68mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2007 1957
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 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/