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 April 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, February 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 2021
1-Month
2.02"
(51.31mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
-0.11"
(-2.79mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2016 1947
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Ties: 1929, 2013
Jan–Feb 2021
2-Month
4.11"
(104.39mm)
4.45"
(113.03mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1977
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Dec 2020–Feb 2021
3-Month
6.16"
(156.46mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
-0.63"
(-16.01mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Ties: 1961
Nov 2020–Feb 2021
4-Month
8.10"
(205.74mm)
9.02"
(229.11mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Oct 2020–Feb 2021
5-Month
10.28"
(261.11mm)
11.19"
(284.23mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Sep 2020–Feb 2021
6-Month
12.72"
(323.09mm)
13.68"
(347.47mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Aug 2020–Feb 2021
7-Month
15.14"
(384.56mm)
16.31"
(414.27mm)
-1.17"
(-29.71mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Jul 2020–Feb 2021
8-Month
18.08"
(459.23mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
-1.01"
(-25.66mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2012 1977
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Jun 2020–Feb 2021
9-Month
20.81"
(528.57mm)
22.02"
(559.31mm)
-1.21"
(-30.74mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1918, 1931, 1977
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
May 2020–Feb 2021
10-Month
23.90"
(607.06mm)
24.92"
(632.97mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Apr 2020–Feb 2021
11-Month
26.42"
(671.07mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2013 1931
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Mar 2020–Feb 2021
12-Month
29.28"
(743.71mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2013 1931
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Sep 2019–Feb 2021
18-Month
44.64"
(1,133.86mm)
43.65"
(1,108.71mm)
0.99"
(25.15mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
48th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Mar 2019–Feb 2021
24-Month
63.47"
(1,612.14mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2015 1935
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Mar 2018–Feb 2021
36-Month
99.22"
(2,520.19mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
9.35"
(237.49mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2017 1957
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Mar 2017–Feb 2021
48-Month
130.78"
(3,321.81mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
11.01"
(279.65mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Mar 2016–Feb 2021
60-Month
163.72"
(4,158.49mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
14.09"
(357.89mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/