Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1898
1-Month
1.72"
(43.69mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1896 1930
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2015
Nov–Dec 1898
2-Month
3.98"
(101.09mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
30th Driest Driest to Date 1976
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2015
Oct–Dec 1898
3-Month
6.48"
(164.59mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1895 1917
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2015
Ties: 1922, 2013
Sep–Dec 1898
4-Month
8.81"
(223.77mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1897 1939
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2018
Aug–Dec 1898
5-Month
11.87"
(301.50mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1897 1917
66th Wettest Wettest to Date 2018
Ties: 1914
Jul–Dec 1898
6-Month
14.75"
(374.65mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1897 1917
69th Wettest Wettest to Date 2018
Jun–Dec 1898
7-Month
17.82"
(452.63mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1897 1917
66th Wettest Wettest to Date 2018
May–Dec 1898
8-Month
21.05"
(534.67mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1897 1917
54th Wettest Wettest to Date 2015
Ties: 1994
Apr–Dec 1898
9-Month
23.07"
(585.98mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1897 1956
71st Wettest Wettest to Date 2015
Mar–Dec 1898
10-Month
25.49"
(647.45mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1897 1956
71st Wettest Wettest to Date 2015
Feb–Dec 1898
11-Month
27.14"
(689.36mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1895 1910
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2018
Ties: 1949
Jan–Dec 1898
12-Month
29.57"
(751.08mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1895 1910
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1973
Jul 1897–Dec 1898
18-Month
43.05"
(1,093.47mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-1.53"
(-38.86mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1896 1954
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jan 1897–Dec 1898
24-Month
59.27"
(1,505.46mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1896 1931
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jan 1896–Dec 1898
36-Month
89.04"
(2,261.62mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-0.82"
(-20.82mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1897 1956
75th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 1895–Dec 1898
48-Month
116.59"
(2,961.39mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-3.19"
(-81.02mm)
32nd Driest Driest to Date 1956
93rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on June 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/