Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1989
1-Month
1.89"
(48.01mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
-0.27"
(-6.85mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1988 1952
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2009
Sep–Oct 1989
2-Month
4.57"
(116.08mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1988 1952
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Ties: 2012
Aug–Oct 1989
3-Month
7.30"
(185.42mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1988 1952
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Ties: 2005
Jul–Oct 1989
4-Month
10.16"
(258.06mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1988 1952
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Ties: 1918
Jun–Oct 1989
5-Month
13.96"
(354.58mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1988 1952
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
May–Oct 1989
6-Month
17.22"
(437.39mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1988 1952
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Apr–Oct 1989
7-Month
19.01"
(482.85mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1988 1952
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Mar–Oct 1989
8-Month
21.92"
(556.77mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1990
Feb–Oct 1989
9-Month
23.93"
(607.82mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan–Oct 1989
10-Month
25.98"
(659.89mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1929, 1942
Dec 1988–Oct 1989
11-Month
27.67"
(702.82mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Nov 1988–Oct 1989
12-Month
30.84"
(783.34mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
May 1988–Oct 1989
18-Month
44.03"
(1,118.36mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
-1.80"
(-45.72mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1987–Oct 1989
24-Month
57.30"
(1,455.42mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-2.60"
(-66.04mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1986–Oct 1989
36-Month
85.83"
(2,180.08mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-4.03"
(-102.36mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1965 1956
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Nov 1985–Oct 1989
48-Month
117.27"
(2,978.66mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-2.51"
(-63.75mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1984–Oct 1989
60-Month
147.58"
(3,748.53mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-2.08"
(-52.83mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 2, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/