Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 1989
1-Month
2.68"
(68.07mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1987 1956
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1986
Ties: 2008
Aug–Sep 1989
2-Month
5.41"
(137.41mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1977
Ties: 1964
Jul–Sep 1989
3-Month
8.27"
(210.06mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1988 1930
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1915
Ties: 1898
Jun–Sep 1989
4-Month
12.07"
(306.58mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
1.26"
(32.01mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1988 1930
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1915
May–Sep 1989
5-Month
15.33"
(389.38mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
1.61"
(40.89mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1915
Apr–Sep 1989
6-Month
17.12"
(434.85mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1915
Mar–Sep 1989
7-Month
20.03"
(508.76mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1973
Ties: 1983
Feb–Sep 1989
8-Month
22.04"
(559.82mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
1.16"
(29.47mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1988 1930
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan–Sep 1989
9-Month
24.09"
(611.89mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Ties: 1949
Dec 1988–Sep 1989
10-Month
25.78"
(654.81mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
0.24"
(6.09mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1988–Sep 1989
11-Month
28.95"
(735.33mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1957
Oct 1988–Sep 1989
12-Month
30.38"
(771.65mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Apr 1988–Sep 1989
18-Month
44.46"
(1,129.28mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Oct 1987–Sep 1989
24-Month
56.56"
(1,436.62mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-3.36"
(-85.35mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1988 1918
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Oct 1986–Sep 1989
36-Month
86.75"
(2,203.45mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-3.12"
(-79.25mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Oct 1985–Sep 1989
48-Month
118.56"
(3,011.42mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Oct 1984–Sep 1989
60-Month
149.34"
(3,793.24mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-0.32"
(-8.12mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 4, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/