Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, January 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2021
1-Month
0.89"
(22.61mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2016 1981
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1969
Ties: 1968, 2016
Dec 2020–Jan 2021
2-Month
1.92"
(48.77mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
-0.47"
(-11.94mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2015 1961
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1969
Ties: 1908, 2000
Nov 2020–Jan 2021
3-Month
3.70"
(93.98mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2018 2003
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2016
Ties: 2002
Oct 2020–Jan 2021
4-Month
6.25"
(158.75mm)
6.52"
(165.61mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2012 1977
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Ties: 2011
Sep 2020–Jan 2021
5-Month
9.04"
(229.62mm)
9.90"
(251.46mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2013 1977
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Aug 2020–Jan 2021
6-Month
12.43"
(315.72mm)
13.46"
(341.88mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Jul 2020–Jan 2021
7-Month
16.81"
(426.97mm)
17.05"
(433.07mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Jun 2020–Jan 2021
8-Month
21.05"
(534.67mm)
21.07"
(535.18mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2014 1977
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2011
May 2020–Jan 2021
9-Month
24.55"
(623.57mm)
24.46"
(621.28mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2013 1977
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Apr 2020–Jan 2021
10-Month
26.52"
(673.61mm)
26.96"
(684.78mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2013 1977
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Mar 2020–Jan 2021
11-Month
28.87"
(733.30mm)
28.68"
(728.47mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1911
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Feb 2020–Jan 2021
12-Month
29.46"
(748.28mm)
29.70"
(754.38mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2013 1911
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Aug 2019–Jan 2021
18-Month
49.17"
(1,248.92mm)
43.18"
(1,096.77mm)
5.99"
(152.15mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2016 1911
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Feb 2019–Jan 2021
24-Month
70.02"
(1,778.51mm)
59.40"
(1,508.76mm)
10.62"
(269.75mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2016 1931
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Feb 2018–Jan 2021
36-Month
107.21"
(2,723.13mm)
89.04"
(2,261.62mm)
18.17"
(461.51mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2018 1935
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Feb 2017–Jan 2021
48-Month
140.28"
(3,563.11mm)
118.69"
(3,014.73mm)
21.59"
(548.38mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2018 1937
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Feb 2016–Jan 2021
60-Month
177.53"
(4,509.26mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
29.18"
(741.17mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2019 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 6, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/