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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1962

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PeriodValue1901-2000
Mean
AnomalyRank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1962
1-Month
1.58"
(40.13mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
10th Driest
Driest since:
1930
119th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Nov–Dec 1962
2-Month
3.63"
(92.20mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
19th Driest
Driest since:
1976
110th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Oct–Dec 1962
3-Month
5.96"
(151.38mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-0.78"
(-19.82mm)
30th Driest
Driest since:
1917
99th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Sep–Dec 1962
4-Month
8.74"
(222.00mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
42nd Driest
Driest since:
1939
87th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Aug–Dec 1962
5-Month
10.78"
(273.81mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
28th Driest
Driest since:
1917
101st Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jul–Dec 1962
6-Month
13.69"
(347.73mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-0.93"
(-23.62mm)
31st Driest
Driest since:
1917
98th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jun–Dec 1962
7-Month
16.90"
(429.26mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-0.65"
(-16.51mm)
40th Driest
Driest since:
1917
89th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
May–Dec 1962
8-Month
19.59"
(497.59mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-0.87"
(-22.09mm)
32nd Driest
Driest since:
1917
97th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Ties: 1921
Apr–Dec 1962
9-Month
21.69"
(550.93mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-1.29"
(-32.76mm)
29th Driest
Driest since:
1956
100th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Mar–Dec 1962
10-Month
23.84"
(605.54mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-1.65"
(-41.91mm)
27th Driest
Driest since:
1956
102nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Feb–Dec 1962
11-Month
26.39"
(670.31mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
32nd Driest
Driest since:
1910
97th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jan–Dec 1962
12-Month
28.60"
(726.44mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
29th Driest
Driest since:
1910
100th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Jul 1961–Dec 1962
18-Month
44.33"
(1,125.98mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
51st Driest
Driest since:
1954
77th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 2006
Jan 1961–Dec 1962
24-Month
59.85"
(1,520.19mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
55th Driest
Driest since:
1931
73rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1960–Dec 1962
36-Month
88.60"
(2,250.44mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.26"
(-32.00mm)
45th Driest
Driest since:
1956
82nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1959–Dec 1962
48-Month
119.20"
(3,027.68mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
51st Driest
Driest since:
1956
75th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1958–Dec 1962
60-Month
149.43"
(3,795.52mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
57th Driest
Driest since:
1956
68th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019

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