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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2020
1-Month
2.74"
(69.60mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.43"
(10.93mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2019 1981
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1916
Ties: 1909
Dec 2019–Jan 2020
2-Month
5.31"
(134.87mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2018 1981
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Nov 2019–Jan 2020
3-Month
7.25"
(184.15mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2016
Ties: 2007
Oct 2019–Jan 2020
4-Month
10.44"
(265.18mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.38"
(35.06mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2018 1981
19th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2016
Sep 2019–Jan 2020
5-Month
12.89"
(327.41mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2018 1940
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Aug 2019–Jan 2020
6-Month
15.67"
(398.02mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2018 1940
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul 2019–Jan 2020
7-Month
18.43"
(468.12mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2018 1940
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jun 2019–Jan 2020
8-Month
21.80"
(553.72mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2018 1981
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Ties: 1969, 1995
May 2019–Jan 2020
9-Month
26.27"
(667.26mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
3.48"
(88.39mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2016
Apr 2019–Jan 2020
10-Month
29.48"
(748.79mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
4.16"
(105.66mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1940
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2016
Mar 2019–Jan 2020
11-Month
31.72"
(805.69mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
3.89"
(98.81mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1974
Feb 2019–Jan 2020
12-Month
35.00"
(889.00mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
5.04"
(128.02mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1931
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1974
Aug 2018–Jan 2020
18-Month
53.50"
(1,358.90mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
9.36"
(237.74mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1955
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2018–Jan 2020
24-Month
70.36"
(1,787.14mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
10.43"
(264.92mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1918
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2017–Jan 2020
36-Month
101.28"
(2,572.51mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
11.42"
(290.07mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2016–Jan 2020
48-Month
133.90"
(3,401.06mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
14.14"
(359.16mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2015–Jan 2020
60-Month
168.70"
(4,284.98mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
19.07"
(484.38mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 22, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/