Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
1.15"
(29.21mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1943
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2015
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
4.33"
(109.98mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1987 1976
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2015
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
6.09"
(154.69mm)
5.38"
(136.65mm)
0.71"
(18.04mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1987 1976
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1982
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
9.99"
(253.75mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1987 1976
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
14.63"
(371.60mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
2.36"
(59.94mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1987 1976
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
17.14"
(435.36mm)
15.84"
(402.34mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1984 1976
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1900
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
18.69"
(474.73mm)
19.89"
(505.21mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
20.32"
(516.13mm)
23.31"
(592.07mm)
-2.99"
(-75.94mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
22.05"
(560.07mm)
25.81"
(655.57mm)
-3.76"
(-95.50mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
23.48"
(596.39mm)
27.52"
(699.01mm)
-4.04"
(-102.62mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
24.01"
(609.85mm)
28.54"
(724.92mm)
-4.53"
(-115.07mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
25.17"
(639.32mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
-4.51"
(-114.55mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
43.31"
(1,100.07mm)
45.59"
(1,157.99mm)
-2.28"
(-57.92mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1976
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
52.98"
(1,345.69mm)
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
-6.41"
(-162.82mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1976 1989
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
87.90"
(2,232.66mm)
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
-1.17"
(-29.72mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1989
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
122.00"
(3,098.80mm)
118.71"
(3,015.23mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1936
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
154.42"
(3,922.27mm)
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
6.06"
(153.93mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 2005

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 4, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/