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 August 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 2003
1-Month
2.82"
(71.63mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1986
Ties: 1958, 1959
Aug–Sep 2003
2-Month
5.38"
(136.65mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1977
Ties: 1972, 1988
Jul–Sep 2003
3-Month
8.02"
(203.71mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2002 1930
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Ties: 1964
Jun–Sep 2003
4-Month
11.47"
(291.34mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2002 1930
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Ties: 1951, 1967
May–Sep 2003
5-Month
14.74"
(374.40mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Ties: 1958
Apr–Sep 2003
6-Month
17.37"
(441.20mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Mar–Sep 2003
7-Month
19.85"
(504.19mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1973
Feb–Sep 2003
8-Month
22.42"
(569.47mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
1.54"
(39.12mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2002 1930
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jan–Sep 2003
9-Month
23.75"
(603.25mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Dec 2002–Sep 2003
10-Month
26.75"
(679.45mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
1.21"
(30.73mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Nov 2002–Sep 2003
11-Month
28.69"
(728.73mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Oct 2002–Sep 2003
12-Month
31.70"
(805.18mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.76"
(44.70mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Apr 2002–Sep 2003
18-Month
46.88"
(1,190.75mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Oct 2001–Sep 2003
24-Month
59.61"
(1,514.09mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Oct 2000–Sep 2003
36-Month
88.52"
(2,248.41mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Oct 1999–Sep 2003
48-Month
114.78"
(2,915.41mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-5.00"
(-127.00mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Oct 1998–Sep 2003
60-Month
146.19"
(3,713.23mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-3.47"
(-88.13mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 25, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/