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Precipitation Rankings, November 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
November 1988
1-Month
3.17"
(80.52mm)
2.23"
(56.64mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
121st Driest
Driest since:
1917
7th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 1973
Oct–Nov 1988
2-Month
4.60"
(116.84mm)
4.40"
(111.76mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
79th Driest
Driest since:
1917
49th Wettest
Wettest since:
1985
Ties: 1911
Sep–Nov 1988
3-Month
7.41"
(188.21mm)
6.88"
(174.75mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
91st Driest
Driest since:
1939
37th Wettest
Wettest since:
1985
Aug–Nov 1988
4-Month
9.98"
(253.49mm)
9.50"
(241.30mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
80th Driest
Driest since:
1952
48th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jul–Nov 1988
5-Month
12.68"
(322.07mm)
12.28"
(311.91mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
70th Driest
Driest since:
1952
58th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jun–Nov 1988
6-Month
14.29"
(362.97mm)
15.20"
(386.08mm)
-0.91"
(-23.11mm)
30th Driest
Driest since:
1952
98th Wettest
Wettest since:
2004
May–Nov 1988
7-Month
16.36"
(415.54mm)
18.12"
(460.25mm)
-1.76"
(-44.71mm)
21st Driest
Driest since:
1952
107th Wettest
Wettest since:
2004
Ties: 1931, 1980
Apr–Nov 1988
8-Month
18.68"
(474.47mm)
20.63"
(524.00mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
22nd Driest
Driest since:
1952
106th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Mar–Nov 1988
9-Month
20.72"
(526.29mm)
23.14"
(587.76mm)
-2.42"
(-61.47mm)
15th Driest
Driest since:
1956
113th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Feb–Nov 1988
10-Month
22.24"
(564.90mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-3.04"
(-77.21mm)
12th Driest
Driest since:
1910
116th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan–Nov 1988
11-Month
24.21"
(614.93mm)
27.59"
(700.79mm)
-3.38"
(-85.86mm)
9th Driest
Driest since:
1910
119th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1987–Nov 1988
12-Month
27.08"
(687.83mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-2.86"
(-72.65mm)
16th Driest
Driest since:
1931
111th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 1966
Jun 1987–Nov 1988
18-Month
41.35"
(1,050.29mm)
45.16"
(1,147.06mm)
-3.81"
(-96.77mm)
15th Driest
Driest since:
1931
112th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1986–Nov 1988
24-Month
55.22"
(1,402.59mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-4.68"
(-118.87mm)
10th Driest
Driest since:
1931
116th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1985–Nov 1988
36-Month
86.06"
(2,185.92mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-3.80"
(-96.52mm)
21st Driest
Driest since:
1956
104th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1984–Nov 1988
48-Month
117.06"
(2,973.32mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-2.72"
(-69.09mm)
38th Driest
Driest since:
1956
86th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1983–Nov 1988
60-Month
149.41"
(3,795.01mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
56th Driest
Driest since:
1956
67th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019

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