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 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2012
1-Month
2.09"
(53.09mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.22"
(-5.58mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2011 1981
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1916
Ties: 1970, 2021
Dec 2011–Jan 2012
2-Month
4.35"
(110.49mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2011 1981
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1932
Ties: 2004
Nov 2011–Jan 2012
3-Month
6.82"
(173.23mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2011 1977
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2016
Ties: 1920
Oct 2011–Jan 2012
4-Month
8.96"
(227.58mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2011 1981
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2016
Ties: 2015
Sep 2011–Jan 2012
5-Month
11.44"
(290.58mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-0.11"
(-2.79mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2011 1940
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Aug 2011–Jan 2012
6-Month
13.78"
(350.01mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2011 1940
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Jul 2011–Jan 2012
7-Month
16.22"
(411.99mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.74"
(-18.79mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2001 1940
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Jun 2011–Jan 2012
8-Month
18.80"
(477.52mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2001 1981
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Ties: 1935
May 2011–Jan 2012
9-Month
22.23"
(564.64mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2016
Apr 2011–Jan 2012
10-Month
25.65"
(651.51mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2009 1940
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2016
Mar 2011–Jan 2012
11-Month
28.56"
(725.42mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2011 1957
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1974
Feb 2011–Jan 2012
12-Month
30.54"
(775.72mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.58"
(14.74mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2011 1931
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1974
Ties: 1945
Aug 2010–Jan 2012
18-Month
44.12"
(1,120.65mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2007 1955
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2020
Feb 2010–Jan 2012
24-Month
60.94"
(1,547.88mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2009 1918
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2020
Ties: 1970
Feb 2009–Jan 2012
36-Month
94.26"
(2,394.20mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.40"
(111.76mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2010 1957
28th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2020
Feb 2008–Jan 2012
48-Month
124.89"
(3,172.21mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
5.13"
(130.31mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2011 1957
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Feb 2007–Jan 2012
60-Month
154.06"
(3,913.12mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
4.43"
(112.52mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2011 1957
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020

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