Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of June 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1956

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Driest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Wettest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
2.00"
(50.80mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1954 1930
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Ties: 1954, 1986
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
3.36"
(85.34mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1943 1976
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
5.36"
(136.14mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-1.38"
(-35.06mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
6.80"
(172.72mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-2.43"
(-61.72mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1952 1939
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
9.01"
(228.85mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-2.84"
(-72.14mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1917
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
11.79"
(299.47mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-2.83"
(-71.88mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
14.00"
(355.60mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-3.55"
(-90.17mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
16.60"
(421.64mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-3.86"
(-98.04mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
18.67"
(474.22mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-4.31"
(-109.47mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
20.49"
(520.45mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-5.00"
(-127.00mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
23.11"
(586.99mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-4.51"
(-114.56mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1930 1910
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2018
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
25.38"
(644.65mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-4.56"
(-115.83mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1917 1910
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1973
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
39.35"
(999.49mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-5.23"
(-132.84mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1954 1954
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
53.12"
(1,349.25mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-6.78"
(-172.21mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1931 1931
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
79.27"
(2,013.46mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-10.59"
(-268.98mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
107.58"
(2,732.53mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-12.20"
(-309.88mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
133.92"
(3,401.57mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
-15.76"
(-400.30mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2022, retrieved on August 8, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/