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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1961
1-Month
2.69"
(68.33mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
92nd Driest
Driest since:
1930
37th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Ties: 1907, 1990
Nov–Dec 1961
2-Month
5.28"
(134.11mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
103rd Driest
Driest since:
1976
26th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Oct–Dec 1961
3-Month
7.06"
(179.32mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
0.32"
(8.12mm)
75th Driest
Driest since:
1917
54th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Sep–Dec 1961
4-Month
10.00"
(254.00mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
90th Driest
Driest since:
1939
39th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Aug–Dec 1961
5-Month
12.62"
(320.55mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
86th Driest
Driest since:
1917
43rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jul–Dec 1961
6-Month
15.73"
(399.54mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
98th Driest
Driest since:
1917
31st Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jun–Dec 1961
7-Month
18.65"
(473.71mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
92nd Driest
Driest since:
1917
37th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
May–Dec 1961
8-Month
21.53"
(546.86mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
87th Driest
Driest since:
1917
42nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Ties: 2016
Apr–Dec 1961
9-Month
23.83"
(605.28mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
76th Driest
Driest since:
1956
53rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Mar–Dec 1961
10-Month
26.99"
(685.55mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
97th Driest
Driest since:
1956
32nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Feb–Dec 1961
11-Month
29.77"
(756.16mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
106th Driest
Driest since:
1910
23rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jan–Dec 1961
12-Month
31.25"
(793.75mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.31"
(33.27mm)
93rd Driest
Driest since:
1910
36th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Ties: 1951
Jul 1960–Dec 1961
18-Month
45.32"
(1,151.13mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
0.74"
(18.80mm)
71st Driest
Driest since:
1954
57th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 1928
Jan 1960–Dec 1961
24-Month
60.00"
(1,524.00mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
59th Driest
Driest since:
1931
69th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 1912
Jan 1959–Dec 1961
36-Month
90.60"
(2,301.24mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.74"
(18.80mm)
71st Driest
Driest since:
1956
56th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1958–Dec 1961
48-Month
120.83"
(3,069.08mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
66th Driest
Driest since:
1956
60th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1957–Dec 1961
60-Month
154.70"
(3,929.38mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
5.02"
(127.51mm)
96th Driest
Driest since:
1956
29th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019

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