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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1962
1-Month
2.10"
(53.34mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
24th Driest
Driest since:
1987
105th Wettest
Wettest since:
1957
Ties: 1925, 2001
Mar–Apr 1962
2-Month
4.25"
(107.95mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
15th Driest
Driest since:
1910
114th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Feb–Apr 1962
3-Month
6.80"
(172.72mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
49th Driest
Driest since:
1910
80th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 1950
Jan–Apr 1962
4-Month
9.01"
(228.85mm)
9.47"
(240.54mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
48th Driest
Driest since:
1910
81st Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Ties: 2003, 2013
Dec 1961–Apr 1962
5-Month
11.70"
(297.18mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
60th Driest
Driest since:
1931
68th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Nov 1961–Apr 1962
6-Month
14.29"
(362.97mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
81st Driest
Driest since:
1977
47th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Oct 1961–Apr 1962
7-Month
16.07"
(408.18mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
61st Driest
Driest since:
1981
67th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 1961
Sep 1961–Apr 1962
8-Month
19.01"
(482.85mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
76th Driest
Driest since:
1918
52nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1961–Apr 1962
9-Month
21.63"
(549.40mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
75th Driest
Driest since:
1918
53rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 1933
Jul 1961–Apr 1962
10-Month
24.74"
(628.40mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
81st Driest
Driest since:
1931
47th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1961–Apr 1962
11-Month
27.66"
(702.56mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
0.62"
(15.74mm)
80th Driest
Driest since:
1931
48th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1961–Apr 1962
12-Month
30.54"
(775.72mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
77th Driest
Driest since:
1918
51st Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 1899
Nov 1960–Apr 1962
18-Month
44.21"
(1,122.93mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
63rd Driest
Driest since:
1931
64th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
May 1960–Apr 1962
24-Month
59.89"
(1,521.21mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
63rd Driest
Driest since:
1955
64th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
May 1959–Apr 1962
36-Month
90.79"
(2,306.07mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
74th Driest
Driest since:
1955
52nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Ties: 1971
May 1958–Apr 1962
48-Month
119.41"
(3,033.01mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-0.36"
(-9.15mm)
56th Driest
Driest since:
1956
69th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1957–Apr 1962
60-Month
153.34"
(3,894.84mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
3.71"
(94.24mm)
86th Driest
Driest since:
1957
38th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Ties: 1978

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