Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 1948
1-Month
1.81"
(45.97mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
-0.68"
(-17.28mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1986
Aug–Sep 1948
2-Month
4.05"
(102.87mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
-1.06"
(-26.92mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1977
Jul–Sep 1948
3-Month
7.11"
(180.59mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1947 1930
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1915
Ties: 1895
Jun–Sep 1948
4-Month
10.34"
(262.64mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
-0.47"
(-11.93mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1943 1930
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1915
May–Sep 1948
5-Month
13.11"
(332.99mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1915
Apr–Sep 1948
6-Month
15.65"
(397.51mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1915
Ties: 1955
Mar–Sep 1948
7-Month
18.65"
(473.71mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1973
Feb–Sep 1948
8-Month
21.19"
(538.23mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
0.31"
(7.88mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1947 1930
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jan–Sep 1948
9-Month
23.17"
(588.52mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Dec 1947–Sep 1948
10-Month
25.16"
(639.06mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
-0.38"
(-9.66mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Nov 1947–Sep 1948
11-Month
27.94"
(709.68mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1898
Oct 1947–Sep 1948
12-Month
30.22"
(767.59mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Apr 1947–Sep 1948
18-Month
46.79"
(1,188.47mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1968
Oct 1946–Sep 1948
24-Month
60.26"
(1,530.60mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Oct 1945–Sep 1948
36-Month
90.55"
(2,299.97mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Oct 1944–Sep 1948
48-Month
122.72"
(3,117.09mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
2.94"
(74.68mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Oct 1943–Sep 1948
60-Month
152.34"
(3,869.44mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
2.68"
(68.08mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 10, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/