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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, July 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
July 2020
1-Month
2.94"
(74.68mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
87th Driest
Driest since:
1930
42nd Wettest
Wettest since:
1950, 1958
Ties: 1959, 1990
Jun–Jul 2020
2-Month
5.67"
(144.02mm)
5.70"
(144.78mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
52nd Driest
Driest since:
1930
77th Wettest
Wettest since:
1928
May–Jul 2020
3-Month
8.76"
(222.50mm)
8.62"
(218.95mm)
0.14"
(3.55mm)
62nd Driest
Driest since:
1988
67th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Ties: 1959
Apr–Jul 2020
4-Month
11.28"
(286.51mm)
11.13"
(282.70mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
62nd Driest
Driest since:
1934
67th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Mar–Jul 2020
5-Month
14.14"
(359.16mm)
13.64"
(346.46mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
77th Driest
Driest since:
1936
52nd Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Feb–Jul 2020
6-Month
16.59"
(421.39mm)
15.78"
(400.81mm)
0.81"
(20.58mm)
85th Driest
Driest since:
1934
44th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan–Jul 2020
7-Month
19.35"
(491.49mm)
18.09"
(459.49mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
102nd Driest
Driest since:
1934
27th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 2019–Jul 2020
8-Month
21.92"
(556.77mm)
20.44"
(519.18mm)
1.48"
(37.59mm)
101st Driest
Driest since:
1931
27th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 1950, 2013
Nov 2019–Jul 2020
9-Month
23.86"
(606.04mm)
22.66"
(575.56mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
91st Driest
Driest since:
1934
37th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 1919
Oct 2019–Jul 2020
10-Month
27.05"
(687.07mm)
24.83"
(630.68mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
109th Driest
Driest since:
1934
19th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Sep 2019–Jul 2020
11-Month
29.50"
(749.30mm)
27.33"
(694.18mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
106th Driest
Driest since:
1934
22nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 2019–Jul 2020
12-Month
32.28"
(819.91mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
107th Driest
Driest since:
1918
21st Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Feb 2019–Jul 2020
18-Month
51.61"
(1,310.89mm)
45.74"
(1,161.80mm)
5.87"
(149.09mm)
125th Driest
Driest since:
1931
3rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 2018–Jul 2020
24-Month
70.11"
(1,780.79mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
10.19"
(258.82mm)
126th Driest
Driest since:
1918
1st Wettest
Wettest to Date
2020
Aug 2017–Jul 2020
36-Month
100.32"
(2,548.13mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
10.44"
(265.18mm)
123rd Driest
Driest since:
1956
3rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 2016–Jul 2020
48-Month
134.19"
(3,408.43mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
14.41"
(366.02mm)
123rd Driest
Driest since:
1956
2nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 2015–Jul 2020
60-Month
167.39"
(4,251.71mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
17.75"
(450.85mm)
122nd Driest
Driest since:
1934
2nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019

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