Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1987
1-Month
1.81"
(45.97mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1986 1943
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2015
Nov–Dec 1987
2-Month
4.04"
(102.62mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1976
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2015
Oct–Dec 1987
3-Month
5.56"
(141.22mm)
5.38"
(136.65mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1986 1976
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1982
Sep–Dec 1987
4-Month
8.37"
(212.60mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Aug–Dec 1987
5-Month
13.22"
(335.79mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1976
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1902
Jul–Dec 1987
6-Month
18.14"
(460.76mm)
15.84"
(402.34mm)
2.30"
(58.42mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1984 1976
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1900
Jun–Dec 1987
7-Month
20.42"
(518.67mm)
19.89"
(505.21mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1979 1976
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2010
May–Dec 1987
8-Month
23.79"
(604.27mm)
23.31"
(592.07mm)
0.48"
(12.20mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1998
Apr–Dec 1987
9-Month
25.17"
(639.32mm)
25.81"
(655.57mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Mar–Dec 1987
10-Month
26.84"
(681.74mm)
27.52"
(699.01mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Feb–Dec 1987
11-Month
27.15"
(689.61mm)
28.54"
(724.92mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan–Dec 1987
12-Month
27.81"
(706.37mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
-1.87"
(-47.50mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jul 1986–Dec 1987
18-Month
47.85"
(1,215.39mm)
45.59"
(1,157.99mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1981 1976
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1986–Dec 1987
24-Month
62.73"
(1,593.34mm)
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
3.34"
(84.83mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1981 1989
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1985–Dec 1987
36-Month
96.83"
(2,459.48mm)
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
7.76"
(197.10mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1982 1989
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1984–Dec 1987
48-Month
129.25"
(3,282.95mm)
118.71"
(3,015.23mm)
10.54"
(267.72mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1983 1936
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1983–Dec 1987
60-Month
162.57"
(4,129.28mm)
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
14.21"
(360.94mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1984 1936
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/