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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 2016
1-Month
2.73"
(69.34mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
0.24"
(6.09mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 1986
Aug–Sep 2016
2-Month
6.20"
(157.48mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1977
Ties: 1915
Jul–Sep 2016
3-Month
9.12"
(231.65mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1930
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Jun–Sep 2016
4-Month
11.60"
(294.64mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
0.79"
(20.07mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1930
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1915
May–Sep 2016
5-Month
14.67"
(372.62mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 2012 1956
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1915
Apr–Sep 2016
6-Month
17.67"
(448.82mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2012 1956
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1915
Ties: 1995
Mar–Sep 2016
7-Month
20.59"
(522.99mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
1.84"
(46.74mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2014 1956
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1973
Feb–Sep 2016
8-Month
22.52"
(572.01mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
1.64"
(41.66mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2015 1930
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Jan–Sep 2016
9-Month
24.56"
(623.82mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
1.36"
(34.54mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2019
Dec 2015–Sep 2016
10-Month
28.62"
(726.95mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
3.08"
(78.23mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Nov 2015–Sep 2016
11-Month
31.97"
(812.04mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
4.20"
(106.68mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Oct 2015–Sep 2016
12-Month
34.87"
(885.70mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Apr 2015–Sep 2016
18-Month
53.45"
(1,357.63mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
7.25"
(184.15mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 2014–Sep 2016
24-Month
66.28"
(1,683.51mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
6.36"
(161.54mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2020
Oct 2013–Sep 2016
36-Month
96.48"
(2,450.59mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
6.61"
(167.89mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Oct 2012–Sep 2016
48-Month
127.49"
(3,238.25mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
7.71"
(195.84mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Oct 2011–Sep 2016
60-Month
155.46"
(3,948.68mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
5.80"
(147.32mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/