Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1930

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1930
1-Month
2.58"
(65.53mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1929 1981
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1916
Dec 1929–Jan 1930
2-Month
4.79"
(121.67mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.13"
(3.31mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1929 1981
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1925 1932
Ties: 1984, 2007
Nov 1929–Jan 1930
3-Month
6.75"
(171.45mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1929 1977
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2016
Ties: 1948
Oct 1929–Jan 1930
4-Month
9.35"
(237.49mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1929 1981
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2016
Sep 1929–Jan 1930
5-Month
12.10"
(307.34mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1929 1940
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Aug 1929–Jan 1930
6-Month
13.90"
(353.06mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1929 1940
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2019
Jul 1929–Jan 1930
7-Month
16.47"
(418.34mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1925 1940
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Jun 1929–Jan 1930
8-Month
19.10"
(485.14mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1925 1981
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
May 1929–Jan 1930
9-Month
22.61"
(574.29mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.18"
(-4.58mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1926 1918
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2016
Ties: 2008
Apr 1929–Jan 1930
10-Month
25.54"
(648.72mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1926 1940
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2016
Mar 1929–Jan 1930
11-Month
28.35"
(720.09mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1927 1957
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1974
Feb 1929–Jan 1930
12-Month
30.37"
(771.40mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1927 1931
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1974
Aug 1928–Jan 1930
18-Month
44.11"
(1,120.39mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.03"
(-0.77mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1926 1955
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2020
Feb 1928–Jan 1930
24-Month
60.95"
(1,548.13mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1927 1918
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2020
Feb 1927–Jan 1930
36-Month
92.52"
(2,350.01mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.66"
(67.57mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1929 1957
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2020
Feb 1926–Jan 1930
48-Month
122.87"
(3,120.90mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
3.11"
(79.00mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1929 1957
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1925–Jan 1930
60-Month
149.90"
(3,807.46mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1929 1957
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1924 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 6, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/