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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1942
1-Month
1.58"
(40.13mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
12th Driest
Driest since:
1981
117th Wettest
Wettest since:
1916
Ties: 1977
Dec 1941–Jan 1942
2-Month
4.39"
(111.51mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-0.27"
(-6.85mm)
52nd Driest
Driest since:
1981
76th Wettest
Wettest since:
1932
Nov 1941–Jan 1942
3-Month
6.11"
(155.19mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.78"
(-19.82mm)
26th Driest
Driest since:
1977
102nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1941–Jan 1942
4-Month
9.88"
(250.95mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
94th Driest
Driest since:
1981
34th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Sep 1941–Jan 1942
5-Month
13.04"
(331.22mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
108th Driest
Driest since:
1940
20th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1941–Jan 1942
6-Month
15.82"
(401.83mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
108th Driest
Driest since:
1940
20th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1941–Jan 1942
7-Month
18.97"
(481.84mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
2.01"
(51.06mm)
112th Driest
Driest since:
1940
16th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1941–Jan 1942
8-Month
22.77"
(578.36mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
118th Driest
Driest since:
1981
10th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 1978
May 1941–Jan 1942
9-Month
25.44"
(646.18mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
114th Driest
Driest since:
1918
14th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Ties: 1978
Apr 1941–Jan 1942
10-Month
28.45"
(722.63mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
118th Driest
Driest since:
1940
10th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Mar 1941–Jan 1942
11-Month
30.54"
(775.72mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
2.71"
(68.84mm)
110th Driest
Driest since:
1957
18th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Feb 1941–Jan 1942
12-Month
32.31"
(820.67mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
108th Driest
Driest since:
1931
20th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Aug 1940–Jan 1942
18-Month
46.88"
(1,190.75mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
2.74"
(69.59mm)
97th Driest
Driest since:
1955
30th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1940–Jan 1942
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: 1916
Feb 1939–Jan 1942
36-Month
88.64"
(2,251.46mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.22"
(-30.98mm)
48th Driest
Driest since:
1957
78th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1938–Jan 1942
48-Month
118.76"
(3,016.50mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
52nd Driest
Driest since:
1957
73rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1937–Jan 1942
60-Month
147.73"
(3,752.34mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-1.90"
(-48.26mm)
48th Driest
Driest since:
1957
76th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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