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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2018
1-Month
1.85"
(46.99mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1916
Ties: 2001
Dec 2017–Jan 2018
2-Month
3.44"
(87.38mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-1.22"
(-30.98mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1932
Nov 2017–Jan 2018
3-Month
5.06"
(128.52mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-1.83"
(-46.49mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1981 1977
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2016
Ties: 1944
Oct 2017–Jan 2018
4-Month
7.66"
(194.56mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2000 1981
109th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2016
Sep 2017–Jan 2018
5-Month
9.93"
(252.22mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2000 1940
109th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Aug 2017–Jan 2018
6-Month
13.35"
(339.09mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 2001 1940
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Jul 2017–Jan 2018
7-Month
16.15"
(410.21mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.81"
(-20.57mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2013 1940
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Jun 2017–Jan 2018
8-Month
19.22"
(488.19mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.66"
(-16.76mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1981
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
May 2017–Jan 2018
9-Month
22.58"
(573.53mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.21"
(-5.34mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2016
Apr 2017–Jan 2018
10-Month
26.08"
(662.43mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2013 1940
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2016
Ties: 1901
Mar 2017–Jan 2018
11-Month
28.67"
(728.22mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2014 1957
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1974
Feb 2017–Jan 2018
12-Month
30.92"
(785.37mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2014 1931
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1974
Aug 2016–Jan 2018
18-Month
47.22"
(1,199.39mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
3.08"
(78.23mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2015 1955
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Feb 2016–Jan 2018
24-Month
63.54"
(1,613.92mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
3.61"
(91.70mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Feb 2015–Jan 2018
36-Month
98.34"
(2,497.84mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.48"
(215.40mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2016 1957
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Feb 2014–Jan 2018
48-Month
129.65"
(3,293.11mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
9.89"
(251.21mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2017 1957
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Feb 2013–Jan 2018
60-Month
159.71"
(4,056.63mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
10.08"
(256.03mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2017 1957
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 6, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/