Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1903

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1903
1-Month
2.27"
(57.66mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1902 1981
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1916
Ties: 1956
Dec 1902–Jan 1903
2-Month
5.20"
(132.08mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1902 1981
32nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1932
Nov 1902–Jan 1903
3-Month
8.19"
(208.03mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1902 1977
16th Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Oct 1902–Jan 1903
4-Month
10.12"
(257.05mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.06"
(26.93mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1902 1981
29th Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Sep 1902–Jan 1903
5-Month
12.86"
(326.64mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.31"
(33.27mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1902 1940
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1952
Aug 1902–Jan 1903
6-Month
15.16"
(385.06mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1902 1940
36th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1902–Jan 1903
7-Month
18.25"
(463.55mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.29"
(32.77mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1902 1940
28th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1902–Jan 1903
8-Month
21.14"
(536.96mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
1.26"
(32.01mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1902 1981
28th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
May 1902–Jan 1903
9-Month
24.14"
(613.16mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
1.35"
(34.29mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1902 1918
31st Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Apr 1902–Jan 1903
10-Month
25.99"
(660.15mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1902 1940
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2016
Ties: 1927
Mar 1902–Jan 1903
11-Month
28.89"
(733.81mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.06"
(26.93mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
43rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Feb 1902–Jan 1903
12-Month
31.45"
(798.83mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1902 1931
37th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Aug 1901–Jan 1903
18-Month
44.01"
(1,117.85mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.13"
(-3.31mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1902 1955
69th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1901–Jan 1903
24-Month
58.54"
(1,486.92mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-1.39"
(-35.30mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1902 1918
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020
Feb 1900–Jan 1903
36-Month
89.42"
(2,271.27mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
65th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1899–Jan 1903
48-Month
117.26"
(2,978.40mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-2.50"
(-63.50mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020
Feb 1898–Jan 1903
60-Month
147.01"
(3,734.05mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-2.62"
(-66.55mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on July 4, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/