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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1916

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1916
1-Month
3.79"
(96.27mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
1.48"
(37.60mm)
128th Driest
Driest since:
1981
1st Wettest
Wettest to Date
1916
Dec 1915–Jan 1916
2-Month
6.42"
(163.07mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
1.76"
(44.71mm)
125th Driest
Driest since:
1981
3rd Wettest
Wettest to Date
1932
Nov 1915–Jan 1916
3-Month
8.52"
(216.41mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
116th Driest
Driest since:
1977
12th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2016
Ties: 2019
Oct 1915–Jan 1916
4-Month
10.37"
(263.40mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
1.31"
(33.28mm)
107th Driest
Driest since:
1981
21st Wettest
Wettest to Date
2016
Sep 1915–Jan 1916
5-Month
13.14"
(333.76mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.59"
(40.39mm)
112th Driest
Driest since:
1940
16th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
Aug 1915–Jan 1916
6-Month
16.57"
(420.88mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
119th Driest
Driest since:
1940
9th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
Jul 1915–Jan 1916
7-Month
20.14"
(511.56mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
3.18"
(80.78mm)
122nd Driest
Driest since:
1940
6th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
Jun 1915–Jan 1916
8-Month
23.32"
(592.33mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
3.44"
(87.38mm)
123rd Driest
Driest since:
1981
5th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
May 1915–Jan 1916
9-Month
27.21"
(691.13mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
4.42"
(112.26mm)
125th Driest
Driest since:
1918
3rd Wettest
Wettest to Date
2016
Apr 1915–Jan 1916
10-Month
29.53"
(750.06mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
4.21"
(106.93mm)
123rd Driest
Driest since:
1940
5th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2016
Mar 1915–Jan 1916
11-Month
31.04"
(788.42mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
3.21"
(81.54mm)
117th Driest
Driest since:
1957
11th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Feb 1915–Jan 1916
12-Month
33.81"
(858.77mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
3.85"
(97.79mm)
120th Driest
Driest since:
1931
8th Wettest
Wettest to Date
1974
Aug 1914–Jan 1916
18-Month
48.43"
(1,230.12mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
4.29"
(108.96mm)
117th Driest
Driest since:
1955
10th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2020
Feb 1914–Jan 1916
24-Month
62.87"
(1,596.90mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
2.94"
(74.68mm)
96th Driest
Driest since:
1918
31st Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Ties: 1942
Feb 1913–Jan 1916
36-Month
92.34"
(2,345.44mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.48"
(63.00mm)
86th Driest
Driest since:
1957
40th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1912–Jan 1916
48-Month
123.74"
(3,143.00mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
3.98"
(101.10mm)
94th Driest
Driest since:
1957
31st Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1911–Jan 1916
60-Month
152.77"
(3,880.36mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
80th Driest
Driest since:
1957
44th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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