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, January 2017

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2017
1-Month
3.24"
(82.30mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.93"
(23.63mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2016 1981
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1916
Dec 2016–Jan 2017
2-Month
5.96"
(151.38mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1932
Nov 2016–Jan 2017
3-Month
7.71"
(195.83mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.82"
(20.82mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2016
Oct 2016–Jan 2017
4-Month
10.10"
(256.54mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.04"
(26.42mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2016
Sep 2016–Jan 2017
5-Month
12.83"
(325.88mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 1940
29th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Aug 2016–Jan 2017
6-Month
16.30"
(414.02mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2015 1940
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jul 2016–Jan 2017
7-Month
19.22"
(488.19mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
2.26"
(57.41mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2015 1940
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jun 2016–Jan 2017
8-Month
21.70"
(551.18mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Ties: 1982
May 2016–Jan 2017
9-Month
24.77"
(629.16mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2016
Apr 2016–Jan 2017
10-Month
27.77"
(705.36mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
2.45"
(62.23mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2015 1940
15th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2016
Mar 2016–Jan 2017
11-Month
30.69"
(779.53mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
2.86"
(72.65mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2015 1957
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1974
Feb 2016–Jan 2017
12-Month
32.62"
(828.55mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.66"
(67.57mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1974
Aug 2015–Jan 2017
18-Month
49.50"
(1,257.30mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
5.36"
(136.14mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 1955
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2020
Feb 2015–Jan 2017
24-Month
67.42"
(1,712.47mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
7.49"
(190.25mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1918
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Feb 2014–Jan 2017
36-Month
98.73"
(2,507.74mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.87"
(225.30mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2016 1957
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Feb 2013–Jan 2017
48-Month
128.79"
(3,271.27mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
9.03"
(229.37mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2016 1957
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Feb 2012–Jan 2017
60-Month
156.60"
(3,977.64mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
6.97"
(177.04mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1957
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/