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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1954

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1954
1-Month
2.54"
(64.52mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
94th Driest
Driest since:
1981
35th Wettest
Wettest since:
1916
Ties: 1946
Dec 1953–Jan 1954
2-Month
5.04"
(128.02mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.38"
(9.66mm)
89th Driest
Driest since:
1981
39th Wettest
Wettest since:
1932
Nov 1953–Jan 1954
3-Month
6.83"
(173.48mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
67th Driest
Driest since:
1977
61st Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1953–Jan 1954
4-Month
8.34"
(211.84mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.72"
(-18.28mm)
35th Driest
Driest since:
1981
93rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Ties: 1989
Sep 1953–Jan 1954
5-Month
9.84"
(249.94mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
-1.71"
(-43.43mm)
16th Driest
Driest since:
1940
112th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1953–Jan 1954
6-Month
12.13"
(308.10mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-2.04"
(-51.82mm)
15th Driest
Driest since:
1940
113th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1953–Jan 1954
7-Month
14.78"
(375.41mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-2.18"
(-55.37mm)
12th Driest
Driest since:
1940
116th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1953–Jan 1954
8-Month
17.32"
(439.93mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
-2.56"
(-65.02mm)
11th Driest
Driest since:
1981
117th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1953–Jan 1954
9-Month
20.58"
(522.73mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-2.21"
(-56.14mm)
17th Driest
Driest since:
1918
111th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Apr 1953–Jan 1954
10-Month
23.54"
(597.92mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
-1.78"
(-45.21mm)
29th Driest
Driest since:
1940
99th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Mar 1953–Jan 1954
11-Month
26.15"
(664.21mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
31st Driest
Driest since:
1957
97th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Feb 1953–Jan 1954
12-Month
28.21"
(716.53mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-1.75"
(-44.45mm)
28th Driest
Driest since:
1931
100th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Aug 1952–Jan 1954
18-Month
40.14"
(1,019.56mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-4.00"
(-101.60mm)
14th Driest
Driest since:
1955
113th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1952–Jan 1954
24-Month
54.75"
(1,390.65mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-5.18"
(-131.57mm)
11th Driest
Driest since:
1918
116th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1951–Jan 1954
36-Month
86.10"
(2,186.94mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-3.76"
(-95.50mm)
23rd Driest
Driest since:
1957
103rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1950–Jan 1954
48-Month
115.95"
(2,945.13mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-3.81"
(-96.77mm)
28th Driest
Driest since:
1957
97th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1949–Jan 1954
60-Month
146.45"
(3,719.83mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-3.18"
(-80.77mm)
34th Driest
Driest since:
1957
90th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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