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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1953
1-Month
2.64"
(67.06mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
101st Driest
Driest since:
1981
28th Wettest
Wettest since:
1916
Dec 1952–Jan 1953
2-Month
5.09"
(129.29mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.43"
(10.93mm)
92nd Driest
Driest since:
1981
36th Wettest
Wettest since:
1932
Nov 1952–Jan 1953
3-Month
7.24"
(183.90mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
85th Driest
Driest since:
1977
43rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1952–Jan 1953
4-Month
7.78"
(197.61mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
20th Driest
Driest since:
1981
108th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Sep 1952–Jan 1953
5-Month
9.31"
(236.47mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
8th Driest
Driest since:
1940
120th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1952–Jan 1953
6-Month
11.93"
(303.02mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
9th Driest
Driest since:
1940
119th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1952–Jan 1953
7-Month
14.32"
(363.73mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-2.64"
(-67.05mm)
10th Driest
Driest since:
1940
118th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1952–Jan 1953
8-Month
16.52"
(419.61mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-3.36"
(-85.34mm)
7th Driest
Driest since:
1981
121st Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1952–Jan 1953
9-Month
19.21"
(487.93mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-3.58"
(-90.94mm)
6th Driest
Driest since:
1918
122nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Apr 1952–Jan 1953
10-Month
21.61"
(548.89mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-3.71"
(-94.24mm)
6th Driest
Driest since:
1940
122nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Mar 1952–Jan 1953
11-Month
24.54"
(623.32mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-3.29"
(-83.56mm)
9th Driest
Driest since:
1957
119th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Feb 1952–Jan 1953
12-Month
26.54"
(674.12mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-3.42"
(-86.86mm)
11th Driest
Driest since:
1931
117th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Aug 1951–Jan 1953
18-Month
42.01"
(1,067.05mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-2.13"
(-54.11mm)
30th Driest
Driest since:
1955
97th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1951–Jan 1953
24-Month
57.89"
(1,470.41mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-2.04"
(-51.81mm)
33rd Driest
Driest since:
1918
94th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1950–Jan 1953
36-Month
87.74"
(2,228.60mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.12"
(-53.84mm)
39th Driest
Driest since:
1957
87th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1949–Jan 1953
48-Month
118.24"
(3,003.30mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.52"
(-38.60mm)
48th Driest
Driest since:
1957
77th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1948–Jan 1953
60-Month
150.11"
(3,812.79mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
61st Driest
Driest since:
1957
63rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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