Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
1.59"
(40.39mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1981
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1969
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
2.91"
(73.91mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
0.52"
(13.20mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1978 1961
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1969
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
4.84"
(122.94mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1977 2003
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2016
Ties: 1952
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
6.12"
(155.45mm)
6.52"
(165.61mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
10.71"
(272.03mm)
9.90"
(251.46mm)
0.81"
(20.57mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
14.72"
(373.89mm)
13.46"
(341.88mm)
1.26"
(32.01mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
19.94"
(506.48mm)
17.05"
(433.07mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
23.77"
(603.76mm)
21.07"
(535.18mm)
2.70"
(68.58mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2011
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
27.27"
(692.66mm)
24.46"
(621.28mm)
2.81"
(71.38mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
30.33"
(770.38mm)
26.96"
(684.78mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
31.02"
(787.91mm)
28.68"
(728.47mm)
2.34"
(59.44mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
31.52"
(800.61mm)
29.70"
(754.38mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
49.75"
(1,263.65mm)
43.18"
(1,096.77mm)
6.57"
(166.88mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 1911
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
66.85"
(1,697.99mm)
59.40"
(1,508.76mm)
7.45"
(189.23mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
87.94"
(2,233.68mm)
89.04"
(2,261.62mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1978 1935
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
118.31"
(3,005.07mm)
118.69"
(3,014.73mm)
-0.38"
(-9.66mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Ties: 1915
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
147.90"
(3,756.66mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 1, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/