Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1948
1-Month
1.54"
(39.12mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.62"
(-15.74mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1944 1952
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2009
Ties: 1909
Sep–Oct 1948
2-Month
3.35"
(85.09mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1939 1952
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2018
Aug–Oct 1948
3-Month
5.59"
(141.99mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1922 1952
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2018
Jul–Oct 1948
4-Month
8.65"
(219.71mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1943 1952
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1941
Ties: 2000
Jun–Oct 1948
5-Month
11.88"
(301.75mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
-1.09"
(-27.69mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1943 1952
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1941
May–Oct 1948
6-Month
14.65"
(372.11mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1940 1952
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1941
Apr–Oct 1948
7-Month
17.19"
(436.63mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1939 1952
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1941
Mar–Oct 1948
8-Month
20.19"
(512.83mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
-0.72"
(-18.28mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1976
Feb–Oct 1948
9-Month
22.73"
(577.34mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1940
Jan–Oct 1948
10-Month
24.71"
(627.63mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1902
Dec 1947–Oct 1948
11-Month
26.70"
(678.18mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Nov 1947–Oct 1948
12-Month
29.48"
(748.79mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1967
May 1947–Oct 1948
18-Month
45.32"
(1,151.13mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Nov 1946–Oct 1948
24-Month
59.08"
(1,500.63mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Nov 1945–Oct 1948
36-Month
90.09"
(2,288.29mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1944 1956
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Nov 1944–Oct 1948
48-Month
122.92"
(3,122.17mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Nov 1943–Oct 1948
60-Month
151.98"
(3,860.29mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2022, retrieved on August 8, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/