Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of May 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1997
1-Month
2.81"
(71.37mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1994 1981
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1916
Dec 1996–Jan 1997
2-Month
6.10"
(154.94mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
1.44"
(36.58mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1981
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1932
Ties: 2016
Nov 1996–Jan 1997
3-Month
9.10"
(231.14mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
2.21"
(56.13mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2016
Oct 1996–Jan 1997
4-Month
11.59"
(294.39mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
2.53"
(64.27mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1981
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2016
Sep 1996–Jan 1997
5-Month
15.03"
(381.76mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
3.48"
(88.39mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1996 1940
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Aug 1996–Jan 1997
6-Month
17.69"
(449.33mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
3.52"
(89.41mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1996 1940
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1996–Jan 1997
7-Month
20.81"
(528.57mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
3.85"
(97.79mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1996 1940
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1996–Jan 1997
8-Month
23.68"
(601.47mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
3.80"
(96.52mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1996 1981
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 2005
May 1996–Jan 1997
9-Month
27.00"
(685.80mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
4.21"
(106.93mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2016
Apr 1996–Jan 1997
10-Month
29.56"
(750.82mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
4.24"
(107.69mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 1940
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2016
Mar 1996–Jan 1997
11-Month
31.80"
(807.72mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
3.97"
(100.84mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1957
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1974
Feb 1996–Jan 1997
12-Month
33.69"
(855.73mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
3.73"
(94.75mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1974
Aug 1995–Jan 1997
18-Month
48.62"
(1,234.95mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
4.48"
(113.79mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1955
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Feb 1995–Jan 1997
24-Month
66.02"
(1,676.91mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
6.09"
(154.69mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Feb 1994–Jan 1997
36-Month
97.58"
(2,478.53mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
7.72"
(196.09mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1996 1957
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1993–Jan 1997
48-Month
129.24"
(3,282.70mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
9.48"
(240.80mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1996 1957
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Feb 1992–Jan 1997
60-Month
161.62"
(4,105.15mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1957
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on July 7, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/