Climate at a Glance

Regional 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 February 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Northern Rockies and Plains Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, January 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2020
1-Month
0.81"
(20.57mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2019 1961
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1969
Ties: 1906, 1952
Dec 2019–Jan 2020
2-Month
1.69"
(42.93mm)
1.74"
(44.20mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1918
Ties: 1962, 2006
Nov 2019–Jan 2020
3-Month
2.67"
(67.82mm)
2.70"
(68.58mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2014 1955
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1997
Oct 2019–Jan 2020
4-Month
4.31"
(109.47mm)
3.94"
(100.08mm)
0.37"
(9.39mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2018 1908
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1999
Sep 2019–Jan 2020
5-Month
7.77"
(197.36mm)
5.53"
(140.46mm)
2.24"
(56.90mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2019 1953
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1947
Aug 2019–Jan 2020
6-Month
10.33"
(262.38mm)
7.28"
(184.91mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1977
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jul 2019–Jan 2020
7-Month
13.33"
(338.58mm)
9.35"
(237.49mm)
3.98"
(101.09mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1977
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 2019–Jan 2020
8-Month
15.98"
(405.89mm)
12.31"
(312.67mm)
3.67"
(93.22mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2019 1937, 2013
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1916
May 2019–Jan 2020
9-Month
20.00"
(508.00mm)
14.92"
(378.97mm)
5.08"
(129.03mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Apr 2019–Jan 2020
10-Month
21.99"
(558.55mm)
16.67"
(423.42mm)
5.32"
(135.13mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Mar 2019–Jan 2020
11-Month
23.27"
(591.06mm)
17.82"
(452.63mm)
5.45"
(138.43mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Feb 2019–Jan 2020
12-Month
24.60"
(624.84mm)
18.62"
(472.95mm)
5.98"
(151.89mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1935
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Aug 2018–Jan 2020
18-Month
32.04"
(813.82mm)
25.90"
(657.86mm)
6.14"
(155.96mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1928 1928
Feb 2018–Jan 2020
24-Month
45.46"
(1,154.68mm)
37.24"
(945.90mm)
8.22"
(208.78mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1935
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 2017–Jan 2020
36-Month
63.60"
(1,615.44mm)
55.81"
(1,417.57mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1996
Feb 2016–Jan 2020
48-Month
85.04"
(2,160.02mm)
74.38"
(1,889.25mm)
10.66"
(270.77mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2012
Feb 2015–Jan 2020
60-Month
104.79"
(2,661.67mm)
92.96"
(2,361.18mm)
11.83"
(300.49mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2019 1938
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on March 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/