Climate at a Glance

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Northern Rockies and Plains Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, January 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1987
1-Month
0.44"
(11.18mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1985 1961
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1969
Ties: 1985
Dec 1986–Jan 1987
2-Month
0.70"
(17.78mm)
1.74"
(44.20mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1931 1931
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1918
Nov 1986–Jan 1987
3-Month
1.97"
(50.04mm)
2.70"
(68.58mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1981 1955
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1997
Ties: 2000
Oct 1986–Jan 1987
4-Month
3.31"
(84.07mm)
3.94"
(100.08mm)
-0.63"
(-16.01mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1977 1908
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1999
Ties: 1901
Sep 1986–Jan 1987
5-Month
6.82"
(173.23mm)
5.53"
(140.46mm)
1.29"
(32.77mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1986 1953
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1947
Aug 1986–Jan 1987
6-Month
8.41"
(213.61mm)
7.28"
(184.91mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1985 1977
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2020
Jul 1986–Jan 1987
7-Month
10.90"
(276.86mm)
9.35"
(237.49mm)
1.55"
(39.37mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1977
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2020
Jun 1986–Jan 1987
8-Month
13.68"
(347.47mm)
12.31"
(312.67mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937, 2013
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
May 1986–Jan 1987
9-Month
16.44"
(417.58mm)
14.92"
(378.97mm)
1.52"
(38.61mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Apr 1986–Jan 1987
10-Month
19.44"
(493.78mm)
16.67"
(423.42mm)
2.77"
(70.36mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Mar 1986–Jan 1987
11-Month
20.42"
(518.67mm)
17.82"
(452.63mm)
2.60"
(66.04mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Ties: 2009
Feb 1986–Jan 1987
12-Month
21.87"
(555.50mm)
18.62"
(472.95mm)
3.25"
(82.55mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1986 1935
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1916
Aug 1985–Jan 1987
18-Month
30.92"
(785.37mm)
25.90"
(657.86mm)
5.02"
(127.51mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1928
Feb 1985–Jan 1987
24-Month
39.73"
(1,009.14mm)
37.24"
(945.90mm)
2.49"
(63.24mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1935
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Feb 1984–Jan 1987
36-Month
58.17"
(1,477.52mm)
55.81"
(1,417.57mm)
2.36"
(59.95mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1986 1937
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1996
Ties: 1983
Feb 1983–Jan 1987
48-Month
77.17"
(1,960.12mm)
74.38"
(1,889.25mm)
2.79"
(70.87mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1984 1937
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2012
Ties: 1984
Feb 1982–Jan 1987
60-Month
99.41"
(2,525.01mm)
92.96"
(2,361.18mm)
6.45"
(163.83mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1986 1938
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1947

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/