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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1996
1-Month
3.29"
(83.57mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
122nd Driest
Driest since:
1930
6th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Nov–Dec 1996
2-Month
6.29"
(159.77mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
1.71"
(43.44mm)
124th Driest
Driest since:
1976
4th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Oct–Dec 1996
3-Month
8.78"
(223.01mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
2.04"
(51.81mm)
120th Driest
Driest since:
1917
8th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Sep–Dec 1996
4-Month
12.22"
(310.39mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
2.99"
(75.95mm)
124th Driest
Driest since:
1939
4th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Aug–Dec 1996
5-Month
14.88"
(377.95mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
3.03"
(76.96mm)
126th Driest
Driest since:
1917
2nd Wettest
Wettest to Date
2018
Jul–Dec 1996
6-Month
18.00"
(457.20mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
3.38"
(85.85mm)
125th Driest
Driest since:
1917
3rd Wettest
Wettest to Date
2018
Jun–Dec 1996
7-Month
20.87"
(530.10mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
3.32"
(84.33mm)
123rd Driest
Driest since:
1917
5th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
May–Dec 1996
8-Month
24.19"
(614.43mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
3.73"
(94.75mm)
124th Driest
Driest since:
1917
4th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2015
Apr–Dec 1996
9-Month
26.75"
(679.45mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
3.77"
(95.76mm)
122nd Driest
Driest since:
1956
6th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Mar–Dec 1996
10-Month
28.99"
(736.35mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
3.50"
(88.90mm)
121st Driest
Driest since:
1956
7th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Feb–Dec 1996
11-Month
30.88"
(784.35mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
3.26"
(82.80mm)
118th Driest
Driest since:
1910
10th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jan–Dec 1996
12-Month
33.70"
(855.98mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
3.76"
(95.50mm)
119th Driest
Driest since:
1910
9th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Jul 1995–Dec 1996
18-Month
48.46"
(1,230.88mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
3.88"
(98.55mm)
113th Driest
Driest since:
1954
14th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1995–Dec 1996
24-Month
66.39"
(1,686.31mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
6.49"
(164.85mm)
122nd Driest
Driest since:
1931
5th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1994–Dec 1996
36-Month
97.01"
(2,464.05mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
7.15"
(181.61mm)
115th Driest
Driest since:
1956
11th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1993–Dec 1996
48-Month
129.63"
(3,292.60mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
9.85"
(250.19mm)
116th Driest
Driest since:
1956
9th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan 1992–Dec 1996
60-Month
160.89"
(4,086.61mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
11.21"
(284.74mm)
116th Driest
Driest since:
1956
8th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019

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