Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1976

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1976
1-Month
1.36"
(34.54mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-0.99"
(-25.15mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1958 1930
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2015
Nov–Dec 1976
2-Month
2.47"
(62.74mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
-2.11"
(-53.59mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1976
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2015
Oct–Dec 1976
3-Month
4.91"
(124.71mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-1.83"
(-46.49mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1939 1917
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2015
Sep–Dec 1976
4-Month
7.36"
(186.94mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-1.87"
(-47.50mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1963 1939
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Aug–Dec 1976
5-Month
9.36"
(237.74mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-2.49"
(-63.25mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1956 1917
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Jul–Dec 1976
6-Month
12.10"
(307.34mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-2.52"
(-64.01mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1956 1917
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Jun–Dec 1976
7-Month
14.87"
(377.70mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-2.68"
(-68.07mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1956 1917
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Ties: 1954
May–Dec 1976
8-Month
17.80"
(452.12mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-2.66"
(-67.56mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1963 1917
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2015
Apr–Dec 1976
9-Month
20.09"
(510.29mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-2.89"
(-73.40mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1963 1956
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2015
Mar–Dec 1976
10-Month
22.66"
(575.56mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-2.83"
(-71.89mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1963 1956
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2015
Feb–Dec 1976
11-Month
24.55"
(623.57mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-3.07"
(-77.98mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1963 1910
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Jan–Dec 1976
12-Month
26.31"
(668.27mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-3.63"
(-92.21mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1963 1910
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1973
Jul 1975–Dec 1976
18-Month
41.46"
(1,053.08mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-3.12"
(-79.25mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1963 1954
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jan 1975–Dec 1976
24-Month
59.34"
(1,507.24mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1967 1931
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Ties: 1900
Jan 1974–Dec 1976
36-Month
89.96"
(2,284.98mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Ties: 1927
Jan 1973–Dec 1976
48-Month
124.92"
(3,172.97mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
5.14"
(130.56mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Ties: 1992
Jan 1972–Dec 1976
60-Month
156.62"
(3,978.15mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
6.94"
(176.28mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/