Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
0.82"
(20.83mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1976 1943
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2015
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
2.79"
(70.87mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2015
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
6.34"
(161.04mm)
5.38"
(136.65mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1978 1976
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1982
Ties: 2005
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
7.56"
(192.02mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
-1.18"
(-29.98mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1935
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
12.23"
(310.64mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1918
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
15.85"
(402.59mm)
15.84"
(402.34mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1900
Ties: 2000
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
20.13"
(511.30mm)
19.89"
(505.21mm)
0.24"
(6.09mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2010
Ties: 1945
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
23.23"
(590.04mm)
23.31"
(592.07mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
25.66"
(651.76mm)
25.81"
(655.57mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
28.84"
(732.54mm)
27.52"
(699.01mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
29.91"
(759.71mm)
28.54"
(724.92mm)
1.37"
(34.79mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1992
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
31.50"
(800.10mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
49.85"
(1,266.19mm)
45.59"
(1,157.99mm)
4.26"
(108.20mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1976
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
62.46"
(1,586.48mm)
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
3.07"
(77.97mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1989
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
97.49"
(2,476.25mm)
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
8.42"
(213.87mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1989
18th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
118.97"
(3,021.84mm)
118.71"
(3,015.23mm)
0.26"
(6.61mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
150.37"
(3,819.40mm)
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
2.01"
(51.06mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/