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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1952

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1952
1-Month
2.45"
(62.23mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
69th Driest
Driest since:
1930
59th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Ties: 2010
Nov–Dec 1952
2-Month
4.60"
(116.84mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
61st Driest
Driest since:
1976
67th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Ties: 1974, 1997
Oct–Dec 1952
3-Month
5.14"
(130.56mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
12th Driest
Driest since:
1917
116th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Sep–Dec 1952
4-Month
6.67"
(169.42mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-2.56"
(-65.02mm)
3rd Driest
Driest since:
1939
125th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Aug–Dec 1952
5-Month
9.29"
(235.97mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-2.56"
(-65.02mm)
5th Driest
Driest since:
1917
123rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jul–Dec 1952
6-Month
11.68"
(296.67mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-2.94"
(-74.68mm)
4th Driest
Driest since:
1917
124th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jun–Dec 1952
7-Month
13.88"
(352.55mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-3.67"
(-93.22mm)
2nd Driest
Driest since:
1917
126th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
May–Dec 1952
8-Month
16.57"
(420.88mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-3.89"
(-98.80mm)
2nd Driest
Driest since:
1917
126th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Apr–Dec 1952
9-Month
18.97"
(481.84mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-4.01"
(-101.85mm)
4th Driest
Driest since:
1956
124th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Mar–Dec 1952
10-Month
21.90"
(556.26mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-3.59"
(-91.19mm)
7th Driest
Driest since:
1956
121st Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Feb–Dec 1952
11-Month
23.90"
(607.06mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-3.72"
(-94.49mm)
7th Driest
Driest since:
1910
121st Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jan–Dec 1952
12-Month
26.34"
(669.04mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-3.60"
(-91.44mm)
11th Driest
Driest since:
1910
117th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Jul 1951–Dec 1952
18-Month
42.22"
(1,072.39mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-2.36"
(-59.94mm)
25th Driest
Driest since:
1954
102nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1951–Dec 1952
24-Month
57.59"
(1,462.79mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-2.31"
(-58.67mm)
29th Driest
Driest since:
1931
98th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1950–Dec 1952
36-Month
88.46"
(2,246.88mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
43rd Driest
Driest since:
1956
83rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1949–Dec 1952
48-Month
118.76"
(3,016.50mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
50th Driest
Driest since:
1956
75th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1948–Dec 1952
60-Month
149.45"
(3,796.03mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
58th Driest
Driest since:
1956
66th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019

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