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Precipitation Rankings, October 1896

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1896
1-Month
2.15"
(54.61mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
58th Driest
Driest since:
1952
71st Wettest
Wettest to Date
2009
Sep–Oct 1896
2-Month
4.93"
(125.22mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
83rd Driest
Driest since:
1952
46th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2018
Aug–Oct 1896
3-Month
6.93"
(176.02mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
42nd Driest
Driest since:
1952
87th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2018
Ties: 1903
Jul–Oct 1896
4-Month
10.15"
(257.81mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
62nd Driest
Driest since:
1952
67th Wettest
Wettest to Date
1941
Jun–Oct 1896
5-Month
12.79"
(324.87mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
51st Driest
Driest since:
1952
78th Wettest
Wettest to Date
1941
May–Oct 1896
6-Month
15.75"
(400.05mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
51st Driest
Driest since:
1952
78th Wettest
Wettest to Date
1941
Apr–Oct 1896
7-Month
18.34"
(465.84mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
55th Driest
Driest since:
1952
74th Wettest
Wettest to Date
1941
Mar–Oct 1896
8-Month
20.75"
(527.05mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
52nd Driest
Driest since:
1956
77th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
Feb–Oct 1896
9-Month
22.80"
(579.12mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
52nd Driest
Driest since:
1934
77th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
Jan–Oct 1896
10-Month
25.20"
(640.08mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
53rd Driest
Driest since:
1934
76th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
Ties: 1992
Dec 1895–Oct 1896
11-Month
27.73"
(704.34mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
61st Driest
Driest since:
1931
67th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
Ties: 1978
Nov 1895–Oct 1896
12-Month
30.02"
(762.51mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
61st Driest
Driest since:
1934
67th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
May 1895–Oct 1896
18-Month
44.04"
(1,118.62mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
-1.79"
(-45.46mm)
32nd Driest
Driest since:
1931
96th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019

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