Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, January 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1949
1-Month
2.12"
(53.85mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1969
Ties: 1929
Dec 1948–Jan 1949
2-Month
3.53"
(89.66mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
1.14"
(28.95mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1948 1961
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1969
Nov 1948–Jan 1949
3-Month
6.27"
(159.26mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
2.05"
(52.07mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1948 2003
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2016
Oct 1948–Jan 1949
4-Month
7.49"
(190.25mm)
6.52"
(165.61mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2020
Sep 1948–Jan 1949
5-Month
9.20"
(233.68mm)
9.90"
(251.46mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Aug 1948–Jan 1949
6-Month
11.68"
(296.67mm)
13.46"
(341.88mm)
-1.78"
(-45.21mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1977
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Jul 1948–Jan 1949
7-Month
15.14"
(384.56mm)
17.05"
(433.07mm)
-1.91"
(-48.51mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Jun 1948–Jan 1949
8-Month
18.64"
(473.46mm)
21.07"
(535.18mm)
-2.43"
(-61.72mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
May 1948–Jan 1949
9-Month
20.59"
(522.99mm)
24.46"
(621.28mm)
-3.87"
(-98.29mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Apr 1948–Jan 1949
10-Month
23.31"
(592.07mm)
26.96"
(684.78mm)
-3.65"
(-92.71mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Mar 1948–Jan 1949
11-Month
25.45"
(646.43mm)
28.68"
(728.47mm)
-3.23"
(-82.04mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1948–Jan 1949
12-Month
27.03"
(686.56mm)
29.70"
(754.38mm)
-2.67"
(-67.82mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Aug 1947–Jan 1949
18-Month
39.20"
(995.68mm)
43.18"
(1,096.77mm)
-3.98"
(-101.09mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1947–Jan 1949
24-Month
56.42"
(1,433.07mm)
59.40"
(1,508.76mm)
-2.98"
(-75.69mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Ties: 1978
Feb 1946–Jan 1949
36-Month
85.93"
(2,182.62mm)
89.04"
(2,261.62mm)
-3.11"
(-79.00mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1940 1935
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1945–Jan 1949
48-Month
119.01"
(3,022.85mm)
118.69"
(3,014.73mm)
0.32"
(8.12mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1941 1937
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1944–Jan 1949
60-Month
149.85"
(3,806.19mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/