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Lind Dryland Research Station

Top 10 Precipitation Years by Month

Here are the top ten years that have the most precipitation for each month. If you would like to see the monthly crop year precipitation from 1920-2016, click here.

 

January

3.33″ – 2006
2.89″ – 1970
2.88″ – 1959
2.71″ – 2003
2.49″ – 1941
2.35″ – 1953
2.02″ – 1997
2.01″ – 1958
1.97″ – 1936
1.90″ – 2016

 

February

4.28″ – 1940
2.27″ – 1961
2.18″ – 1949
2.18″ – 1958
1.86″ – 1999
1.81″ – 1983
1.79″ – 1963
1.50″ – 1996
1.49″ – 1948
1.47″ – 1927
1.47″ – 1956
1.47″ – 1980

 

March

2.46″ – 2016
2.21″ – 1995
2.15″ – 1989
2.12″ – 2012
1.84″ – 1983
1.79″ – 1991
1.76″ – 1984
1.76″ – 2009
1.65″ – 1938
1.61″ – 1940

 

April

1.81″ – 1944
1.72″ – 1993
1.64″ – 1979
1.62″ – 1978
1.61″ – 1948
1.57″ – 1988
1.54″ – 1984
1.43″ – 1943
1.41″ – 1958
1.39″ – 1937

 

May

5.86″ – 1948*
2.86″ – 1980
2.06″ – 1945
2.00″ – 1941
1.80″ – 2010
1.78″ – 1942
1.65″ – 2011
1.59″ – 1961
1.52″ – 1994
1.50″ – 1989
1.50″ – 1998

 

June

3.69″ – 1923
2.43″ – 1942
2.36″ – 1941
2.34″ – 2012
2.31″ – 1948
2.22″ – 1937
2.08″ – 1938
1.87″ – 1943
1.73″ – 1936
1.67″ – 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

2.07″ – 1993
2.03″ – 1948
1.51″ – 2012
1.05″ – 1975
1.04″ – 1940
1.01″ – 1974
1.00″ – 1990
0.85″ – 1983
0.84″ – 1966
0.83″ – 1997

 

August

2.14″ – 1990
1.32″ – 1968
1.20″ – 1959
1.19″ – 1977
1.18″ – 1927
1.10″ – 2013
1.03″ – 1926
1.02″- 1975
0.96″ – 1941
0.94″ – 1989

 

 

September

2.97″ – 1927
1.97″ – 1945
1.60″ – 1977
1.45″ – 1959
1.41″ – 1941
1.34″ – 1982
1.23″ – 1947
1.12″ – 1980
1.12″ – 2000
1.03″ – 1955

 

October

4.12″ – 2016
3.93″ – 1947
2.70″ – 1950
2.30″ – 1940
2.24″ – 1996
2.16″ – 1990
2.15″ – 1968
2.11″ – 1923
2.09″ – 1943
1.94″ – 1946

 

November

3.35″ – 1973
2.99″ – 1937
2.80″ – 1966
2.77″ – 1926
2.67″ – 1983
2.65″ – 1984
2.50″ – 1996
2.50″ – 2012
2.48″ – 2006
2.47″ – 1927

 

 

December

3.02″ – 1973
2.90″ – 2015
2.84″ – 1933
2.48″ – 1931
2.46″ – 1964
2.30″ – 1980
2.28″ – 1977
2.24″ – 1987
2.14″ – 1966
2.07″ – 1940

 

*Also the record for most precipitation in any month.

 

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