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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1962
1-Month
2.21"
(56.13mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
59th Driest
Driest since:
1981
70th Wettest
Wettest since:
1916
Ties: 1920, 2008
Dec 1961–Jan 1962
2-Month
4.90"
(124.46mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
81st Driest
Driest since:
1981
47th Wettest
Wettest since:
1932
Ties: 1912, 2006
Nov 1961–Jan 1962
3-Month
7.49"
(190.25mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
98th Driest
Driest since:
1977
30th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1961–Jan 1962
4-Month
9.27"
(235.46mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
0.21"
(5.34mm)
70th Driest
Driest since:
1981
58th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Ties: 1915
Sep 1961–Jan 1962
5-Month
12.21"
(310.13mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
84th Driest
Driest since:
1940
44th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1961–Jan 1962
6-Month
14.83"
(376.68mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
86th Driest
Driest since:
1940
42nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1961–Jan 1962
7-Month
17.94"
(455.68mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.98"
(24.90mm)
92nd Driest
Driest since:
1940
36th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1961–Jan 1962
8-Month
20.86"
(529.84mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
91st Driest
Driest since:
1981
37th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1961–Jan 1962
9-Month
23.74"
(603.00mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
88th Driest
Driest since:
1918
40th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Apr 1961–Jan 1962
10-Month
26.04"
(661.42mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
75th Driest
Driest since:
1940
53rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Mar 1961–Jan 1962
11-Month
29.20"
(741.68mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
90th Driest
Driest since:
1957
38th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Feb 1961–Jan 1962
12-Month
31.98"
(812.29mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
101st Driest
Driest since:
1931
27th Wettest
Wettest since:
1974
Ties: 1943
Aug 1960–Jan 1962
18-Month
44.85"
(1,139.19mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
73rd Driest
Driest since:
1955
54th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1960–Jan 1962
24-Month
59.95"
(1,522.73mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
62nd Driest
Driest since:
1918
65th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1959–Jan 1962
36-Month
90.62"
(2,301.75mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.76"
(19.31mm)
72nd Driest
Driest since:
1957
54th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1962
48-Month
120.75"
(3,067.05mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
0.99"
(25.15mm)
67th Driest
Driest since:
1957
58th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1957–Jan 1962
60-Month
154.78"
(3,931.41mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
5.15"
(130.81mm)
94th Driest
Driest since:
1957
30th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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