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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2016
1-Month
2.39"
(60.71mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2013 1952
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2009
Sep–Oct 2016
2-Month
5.12"
(130.05mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2015 1952
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2018
Aug–Oct 2016
3-Month
8.59"
(218.19mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2015 1952
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2009 2018
Ties: 1996
Jul–Oct 2016
4-Month
11.51"
(292.35mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
1.46"
(37.08mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2015 1952
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2009 1941
Jun–Oct 2016
5-Month
13.99"
(355.35mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
May–Oct 2016
6-Month
17.06"
(433.32mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Apr–Oct 2016
7-Month
20.06"
(509.52mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Ties: 1900
Mar–Oct 2016
8-Month
22.98"
(583.69mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2014 1956
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Feb–Oct 2016
9-Month
24.91"
(632.71mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
1.87"
(47.49mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Ties: 1912
Jan–Oct 2016
10-Month
26.95"
(684.53mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
1.59"
(40.39mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Dec 2015–Oct 2016
11-Month
31.01"
(787.65mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
3.31"
(84.07mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Nov 2015–Oct 2016
12-Month
34.36"
(872.74mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
4.43"
(112.52mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
May 2015–Oct 2016
18-Month
53.01"
(1,346.45mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
7.18"
(182.37mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 2014–Oct 2016
24-Month
66.25"
(1,682.75mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
6.35"
(161.29mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Nov 2013–Oct 2016
36-Month
96.64"
(2,454.66mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
6.78"
(172.22mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Nov 2012–Oct 2016
48-Month
127.65"
(3,242.31mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
7.87"
(199.90mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Nov 2011–Oct 2016
60-Month
155.71"
(3,955.03mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
6.05"
(153.67mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on February 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/