Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1951

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1951
1-Month
3.12"
(79.25mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1950 1930
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 2015
Nov–Dec 1951
2-Month
5.55"
(140.97mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1950 1976
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2015
Ties: 1909
Oct–Dec 1951
3-Month
7.85"
(199.39mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1950 1917
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1902
Sep–Dec 1951
4-Month
10.42"
(264.67mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
1.19"
(30.23mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1950 1939
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Aug–Dec 1951
5-Month
13.03"
(330.96mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1950 1917
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2018
Jul–Dec 1951
6-Month
15.88"
(403.35mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1950 1917
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
Jun–Dec 1951
7-Month
19.32"
(490.73mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
1.77"
(44.96mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1950 1917
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
May–Dec 1951
8-Month
21.69"
(550.93mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
1.23"
(31.25mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1950 1917
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2015
Apr–Dec 1951
9-Month
24.04"
(610.62mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
1.06"
(26.93mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1950 1956
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2015
Ties: 1979, 2008
Mar–Dec 1951
10-Month
26.64"
(676.66mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1950 1956
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2015
Feb–Dec 1951
11-Month
28.91"
(734.31mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
1.29"
(32.76mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1950 1910
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
Jan–Dec 1951
12-Month
31.25"
(793.75mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.31"
(33.27mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1950 1910
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1973
Ties: 1961
Jul 1950–Dec 1951
18-Month
46.28"
(1,175.51mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1950 1954
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan 1950–Dec 1951
24-Month
62.12"
(1,577.85mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1950 1931
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan 1949–Dec 1951
36-Month
92.42"
(2,347.47mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.56"
(65.03mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1950 1956
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jan 1948–Dec 1951
48-Month
123.11"
(3,126.99mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1950 1956
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Jan 1947–Dec 1951
60-Month
152.46"
(3,872.48mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1950 1956
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 19, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/