Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of May 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1959

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Driest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Wettest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1959
1-Month
2.22"
(56.39mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1958 1930
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Ties: 1949, 1970
Nov–Dec 1959
2-Month
3.94"
(100.08mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1958 1976
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Oct–Dec 1959
3-Month
7.44"
(188.98mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1958 1917
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Sep–Dec 1959
4-Month
10.26"
(260.60mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1958 1939
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2018
Ties: 1927
Aug–Dec 1959
5-Month
13.02"
(330.71mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
1.17"
(29.72mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1917
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2018
Ties: 1920
Jul–Dec 1959
6-Month
15.96"
(405.38mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
1.34"
(34.03mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1917
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2018
Jun–Dec 1959
7-Month
18.58"
(471.93mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1958 1917
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2018
May–Dec 1959
8-Month
21.78"
(553.21mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1917
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Apr–Dec 1959
9-Month
23.92"
(607.57mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Ties: 1907
Mar–Dec 1959
10-Month
26.06"
(661.92mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
0.57"
(14.47mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Feb–Dec 1959
11-Month
28.41"
(721.61mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
0.79"
(20.06mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1910
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2018
Jan–Dec 1959
12-Month
30.60"
(777.24mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1958 1910
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1973
Jul 1958–Dec 1959
18-Month
44.74"
(1,136.40mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1956 1954
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan 1958–Dec 1959
24-Month
60.83"
(1,545.08mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan 1957–Dec 1959
36-Month
94.70"
(2,405.38mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.84"
(122.94mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan 1956–Dec 1959
48-Month
120.08"
(3,050.03mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jan 1955–Dec 1959
60-Month
147.82"
(3,754.63mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
-1.86"
(-47.24mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on June 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/