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 December 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2020
1-Month
2.18"
(55.37mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2011 1952
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2009
Ties: 2008
Sep–Oct 2020
2-Month
4.62"
(117.35mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2018
Ties: 1915, 2011
Aug–Oct 2020
3-Month
7.03"
(178.56mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2011 1952
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2018
Jul–Oct 2020
4-Month
9.97"
(253.24mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1941
Jun–Oct 2020
5-Month
12.71"
(322.83mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1941
May–Oct 2020
6-Month
15.79"
(401.07mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
-0.09"
(-2.28mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1941
Ties: 1903
Apr–Oct 2020
7-Month
18.31"
(465.07mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1941
Ties: 1944
Mar–Oct 2020
8-Month
21.17"
(537.72mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
0.26"
(6.61mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2012 1956
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Feb–Oct 2020
9-Month
23.61"
(599.69mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
0.57"
(14.47mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2012 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jan–Oct 2020
10-Month
26.36"
(669.54mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Dec 2019–Oct 2020
11-Month
28.93"
(734.82mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2014 1931
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Nov 2019–Oct 2020
12-Month
30.87"
(784.10mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
May 2019–Oct 2020
18-Month
49.89"
(1,267.21mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
4.06"
(103.13mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2018 1931
11th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Ties: 2005
Nov 2018–Oct 2020
24-Month
67.14"
(1,705.36mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
7.24"
(183.90mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1931
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Nov 2017–Oct 2020
36-Month
99.04"
(2,515.62mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
9.18"
(233.18mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2016 1956
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Nov 2016–Oct 2020
48-Month
132.61"
(3,368.29mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
12.83"
(325.88mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Nov 2015–Oct 2020
60-Month
166.97"
(4,241.04mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
17.31"
(439.68mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 21, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/