Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1946

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1946
1-Month
1.94"
(49.28mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1943 1930
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2015
Nov–Dec 1946
2-Month
5.02"
(127.51mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.44"
(11.18mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1945 1976
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2015
Oct–Dec 1946
3-Month
7.74"
(196.60mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1945 1917
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2015
Sep–Dec 1946
4-Month
10.38"
(263.65mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1945 1939
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
Ties: 1945
Aug–Dec 1946
5-Month
12.96"
(329.18mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1944 1917
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
Ties: 1992
Jul–Dec 1946
6-Month
15.53"
(394.46mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
0.91"
(23.11mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1944 1917
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
Jun–Dec 1946
7-Month
18.41"
(467.61mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1944 1917
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
May–Dec 1946
8-Month
22.16"
(562.86mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1944 1917
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2015
Apr–Dec 1946
9-Month
23.82"
(605.03mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1956
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2015
Mar–Dec 1946
10-Month
26.49"
(672.85mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1944 1956
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2015
Feb–Dec 1946
11-Month
28.55"
(725.17mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1943 1910
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
Ties: 1985
Jan–Dec 1946
12-Month
31.09"
(789.69mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1944 1910
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1973
Jul 1945–Dec 1946
18-Month
47.12"
(1,196.85mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
2.54"
(64.52mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1945 1954
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jan 1945–Dec 1946
24-Month
64.12"
(1,628.65mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1945 1931
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jan 1944–Dec 1946
36-Month
94.74"
(2,406.40mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.88"
(123.96mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1945 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1907 2019
Jan 1943–Dec 1946
48-Month
121.55"
(3,087.37mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.77"
(44.96mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jan 1942–Dec 1946
60-Month
152.88"
(3,883.15mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
3.20"
(81.28mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1944 1956
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 5, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/