SELECTED  PRECIPITATION  RECORDS

Record for Item Amount Location
The World Greatest Annual Rainfall Total 2647 cm (1042 in.) Cherrapunji, India, August 1, 1860 - July 31, 1861
Greatest Annual Average Rainfall 1168 cm (460 in.) Mt. Waialeale, Hawaii
Greatest One-month Rainfall Total 930 cm (366 in.) Cherrapunji, India, July 1861
Greatest 12-hour Rainfall Total 135 cm (53 in.) Belouve, La Reunion Island, February 28,1964
Lowest Annual Average Rainfall .08 cm (0.03 in.) Arica, Chile
Northern Hemisphere Lowest Annual Average Rainfall 3 cm (1.2 in.) Bataques, Mexico
United States Greatest Annual Snowfall 2896 cm (1140 in.) Mt. Baker ski area, Washington, 1998
Greatest One-month Snowfall 991 cm (390 in.) Tamarack, California, January, 1911
Greatest 24-hour Snowfall 193 cm (76 in.) Silverlake, Colorado, April 14-15, 1921
Greatest 24-hour Rainfall 109 cm (43 in.) Alvin, Texas July 25, 1979
Greatest 42-minute Rainfall 30 cm (12 in.) Holt, Missouri, June 22, 1947
Greatest 1-minute Rainfall 3 cm (1.2 in.) Unionville, Maryland, July 4, 1956
Longest Period with no Measureable Precipitation 993 days Bagdad, California August 1909 to May 1912
Utah Greatest Annual Rainfall 249.9 cm (98.37 in.) Alta, October 1983-September 1984
Greatest Annual Snowfall 2054 cm (808.5 in.) Alta, September 1983-June, 1984
Greatest 24-hour Rainfall 21.34 cm (8.40 in.) North Ogden, September 7-8, 1991
Greatest 24-hour Snowfall 141 cm (55.5 in.) Alta, January 5-6, 1994