Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, January 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1978
1-Month
1.03"
(26.16mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1969
Ties: 1905
Dec 1977–Jan 1978
2-Month
2.73"
(69.34mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1977 1961
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1969
Ties: 1903
Nov 1977–Jan 1978
3-Month
5.29"
(134.37mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1977 2003
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2016
Oct 1977–Jan 1978
4-Month
8.18"
(207.77mm)
6.52"
(165.61mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2020
Sep 1977–Jan 1978
5-Month
12.90"
(327.66mm)
9.90"
(251.46mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Aug 1977–Jan 1978
6-Month
18.23"
(463.04mm)
13.46"
(341.88mm)
4.77"
(121.16mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jul 1977–Jan 1978
7-Month
22.16"
(562.86mm)
17.05"
(433.07mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020
Jun 1977–Jan 1978
8-Month
25.57"
(649.48mm)
21.07"
(535.18mm)
4.50"
(114.30mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
May 1977–Jan 1978
9-Month
28.33"
(719.58mm)
24.46"
(621.28mm)
3.87"
(98.30mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Apr 1977–Jan 1978
10-Month
30.89"
(784.61mm)
26.96"
(684.78mm)
3.93"
(99.83mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Mar 1977–Jan 1978
11-Month
34.35"
(872.49mm)
28.68"
(728.47mm)
5.67"
(144.02mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Feb 1977–Jan 1978
12-Month
35.33"
(897.38mm)
29.70"
(754.38mm)
5.63"
(143.00mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Aug 1976–Jan 1978
18-Month
41.09"
(1,043.69mm)
43.18"
(1,096.77mm)
-2.09"
(-53.08mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Feb 1976–Jan 1978
24-Month
56.42"
(1,433.07mm)
59.40"
(1,508.76mm)
-2.98"
(-75.69mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Ties: 1949
Feb 1975–Jan 1978
36-Month
86.79"
(2,204.47mm)
89.04"
(2,261.62mm)
-2.25"
(-57.15mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1977 1935
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Feb 1974–Jan 1978
48-Month
116.38"
(2,956.05mm)
118.69"
(3,014.73mm)
-2.31"
(-58.68mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Feb 1973–Jan 1978
60-Month
150.65"
(3,826.51mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
2.30"
(58.42mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 30, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/