Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1953
1-Month
2.50"
(63.50mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1930
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2015
Ties: 1914
Nov–Dec 1953
2-Month
4.29"
(108.97mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
-0.29"
(-7.36mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1950 1976
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2015
Oct–Dec 1953
3-Month
5.80"
(147.32mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2015
Sep–Dec 1953
4-Month
7.30"
(185.42mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1952 1939
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2018
Aug–Dec 1953
5-Month
9.59"
(243.59mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-2.26"
(-57.40mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2018
Jul–Dec 1953
6-Month
12.24"
(310.90mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-2.38"
(-60.45mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2018
Jun–Dec 1953
7-Month
14.78"
(375.41mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-2.77"
(-70.36mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2018
May–Dec 1953
8-Month
18.04"
(458.22mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-2.42"
(-61.46mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1952 1917
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2015
Apr–Dec 1953
9-Month
21.00"
(533.40mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1952 1956
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2015
Ties: 1899
Mar–Dec 1953
10-Month
23.61"
(599.69mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-1.88"
(-47.76mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1956
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2015
Feb–Dec 1953
11-Month
25.67"
(652.02mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1952 1910
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2018
Jan–Dec 1953
12-Month
28.31"
(719.07mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-1.63"
(-41.41mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1952 1910
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1973
Jul 1952–Dec 1953
18-Month
39.99"
(1,015.75mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-4.59"
(-116.58mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1939 1954
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jan 1952–Dec 1953
24-Month
54.65"
(1,388.11mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-5.25"
(-133.35mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jan 1951–Dec 1953
36-Month
85.90"
(2,181.86mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-3.96"
(-100.58mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1936 1956
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Ties: 1910
Jan 1950–Dec 1953
48-Month
116.77"
(2,965.96mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-3.01"
(-76.45mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jan 1949–Dec 1953
60-Month
147.07"
(3,735.58mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
-2.61"
(-66.29mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019

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