Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1997
1-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.36"
(9.15mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1952
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2009
Ties: 1913
Sep–Oct 1997
2-Month
5.06"
(128.52mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Ties: 2014
Aug–Oct 1997
3-Month
7.74"
(196.60mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Jul–Oct 1997
4-Month
10.45"
(265.43mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1941
Ties: 1961
Jun–Oct 1997
5-Month
13.85"
(351.79mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1995 1952
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1941
May–Oct 1997
6-Month
16.63"
(422.40mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1994 1952
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1941
Apr–Oct 1997
7-Month
19.62"
(498.35mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1952
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1941
Ties: 1912
Mar–Oct 1997
8-Month
22.06"
(560.32mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Feb–Oct 1997
9-Month
24.45"
(621.03mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Jan–Oct 1997
10-Month
27.26"
(692.40mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Dec 1996–Oct 1997
11-Month
30.55"
(775.97mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
2.85"
(72.39mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Nov 1996–Oct 1997
12-Month
33.55"
(852.17mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
3.62"
(91.95mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
May 1996–Oct 1997
18-Month
51.45"
(1,306.83mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
5.62"
(142.75mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Nov 1995–Oct 1997
24-Month
65.58"
(1,665.73mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
5.68"
(144.27mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1994–Oct 1997
36-Month
98.74"
(2,508.00mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.88"
(225.56mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1993–Oct 1997
48-Month
128.35"
(3,260.09mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
8.57"
(217.68mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Nov 1992–Oct 1997
60-Month
162.95"
(4,138.93mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
13.29"
(337.57mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

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