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Regional Data Info
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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, January 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1948
1-Month
0.68"
(17.27mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
15th Driest
Driest since:
1981
114th Wettest
Wettest since:
1969
Ties: 1986
Dec 1947–Jan 1948
2-Month
1.79"
(45.47mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
23rd Driest
Driest since:
1961
105th Wettest
Wettest since:
1969
Ties: 1911, 1958
Nov 1947–Jan 1948
3-Month
3.95"
(100.33mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
53rd Driest
Driest since:
2003
75th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1947–Jan 1948
4-Month
5.86"
(148.84mm)
6.52"
(165.61mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
41st Driest
Driest since:
1977
87th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Ties: 1998
Sep 1947–Jan 1948
5-Month
9.19"
(233.43mm)
9.90"
(251.46mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
49th Driest
Driest since:
1977
79th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Aug 1947–Jan 1948
6-Month
12.17"
(309.12mm)
13.46"
(341.88mm)
-1.29"
(-32.76mm)
40th Driest
Driest since:
1977
88th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Jul 1947–Jan 1948
7-Month
14.38"
(365.25mm)
17.05"
(433.07mm)
-2.67"
(-67.82mm)
18th Driest
Driest since:
1977
110th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Jun 1947–Jan 1948
8-Month
19.98"
(507.49mm)
21.07"
(535.18mm)
-1.09"
(-27.69mm)
49th Driest
Driest since:
1977
79th Wettest
Wettest since:
2011
May 1947–Jan 1948
9-Month
23.62"
(599.95mm)
24.46"
(621.28mm)
-0.84"
(-21.33mm)
46th Driest
Driest since:
1977
82nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1947–Jan 1948
10-Month
27.68"
(703.07mm)
26.96"
(684.78mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
69th Driest
Driest since:
1977
59th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Ties: 1915
Mar 1947–Jan 1948
11-Month
28.83"
(732.28mm)
28.68"
(728.47mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
60th Driest
Driest since:
1911
68th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1947–Jan 1948
12-Month
29.39"
(746.51mm)
29.70"
(754.38mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
55th Driest
Driest since:
1911
73rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Aug 1946–Jan 1948
18-Month
43.65"
(1,108.71mm)
43.18"
(1,096.77mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
61st Driest
Driest since:
1911
66th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1946–Jan 1948
24-Month
58.90"
(1,496.06mm)
59.40"
(1,508.76mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
53rd Driest
Driest since:
1931
74th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1945–Jan 1948
36-Month
91.98"
(2,336.29mm)
89.04"
(2,261.62mm)
2.94"
(74.67mm)
71st Driest
Driest since:
1935
55th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1944–Jan 1948
48-Month
122.82"
(3,119.63mm)
118.69"
(3,014.73mm)
4.13"
(104.90mm)
80th Driest
Driest since:
1937
45th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Feb 1943–Jan 1948
60-Month
151.94"
(3,859.28mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
3.59"
(91.19mm)
69th Driest
Driest since:
1934
55th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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