Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1942
1-Month
3.00"
(76.20mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1941 1930
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 2015
Ties: 2002
Nov–Dec 1942
2-Month
5.35"
(135.89mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1941 1976
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2015
Oct–Dec 1942
3-Month
7.45"
(189.23mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1939 1917
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1906
Sep–Dec 1942
4-Month
10.15"
(257.81mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1940 1939
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Ties: 2019
Aug–Dec 1942
5-Month
13.31"
(338.07mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
1.46"
(37.08mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1940 1917
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Jul–Dec 1942
6-Month
15.83"
(402.08mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
1.21"
(30.73mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1940 1917
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Jun–Dec 1942
7-Month
19.29"
(489.97mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
1.74"
(44.20mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1940 1917
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
May–Dec 1942
8-Month
22.45"
(570.23mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1940 1917
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2015
Apr–Dec 1942
9-Month
25.29"
(642.37mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
2.31"
(58.68mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2015
Mar–Dec 1942
10-Month
27.75"
(704.85mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2015
Feb–Dec 1942
11-Month
29.75"
(755.65mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1940 1910
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Jan–Dec 1942
12-Month
31.33"
(795.78mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.39"
(35.30mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1940 1910
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1973
Jul 1941–Dec 1942
18-Month
48.72"
(1,237.49mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
4.14"
(105.16mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1941 1954
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Jan 1941–Dec 1942
24-Month
64.14"
(1,629.16mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
4.24"
(107.70mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1906 2019
Jan 1940–Dec 1942
36-Month
94.55"
(2,401.57mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.69"
(119.13mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 2019
Jan 1939–Dec 1942
48-Month
120.88"
(3,070.35mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Jan 1938–Dec 1942
60-Month
150.62"
(3,825.75mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/