Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1980

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1980
1-Month
1.57"
(39.88mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1976 1930
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2015
Nov–Dec 1980
2-Month
3.33"
(84.58mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2015
Oct–Dec 1980
3-Month
5.20"
(132.08mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-1.54"
(-39.12mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1976 1917
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2015
Sep–Dec 1980
4-Month
7.99"
(202.95mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-1.24"
(-31.49mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1939
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Aug–Dec 1980
5-Month
10.56"
(268.22mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-1.29"
(-32.77mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1976 1917
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Ties: 1899
Jul–Dec 1980
6-Month
12.53"
(318.26mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-2.09"
(-53.09mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1976 1917
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jun–Dec 1980
7-Month
14.84"
(376.94mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-2.71"
(-68.83mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1956 1917
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
May–Dec 1980
8-Month
17.93"
(455.42mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-2.53"
(-64.26mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1976 1917
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2015
Apr–Dec 1980
9-Month
20.31"
(515.87mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-2.67"
(-67.82mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2015
Mar–Dec 1980
10-Month
23.70"
(601.98mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-1.79"
(-45.47mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2015
Feb–Dec 1980
11-Month
25.62"
(650.75mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jan–Dec 1980
12-Month
28.27"
(718.06mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-1.67"
(-42.42mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1973
Jul 1979–Dec 1980
18-Month
43.47"
(1,104.14mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1977 1954
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jan 1979–Dec 1980
24-Month
61.02"
(1,549.91mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Ties: 1969
Jan 1978–Dec 1980
36-Month
91.16"
(2,315.46mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jan 1977–Dec 1980
48-Month
121.60"
(3,088.64mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1979 1956
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jan 1976–Dec 1980
60-Month
147.91"
(3,756.91mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
-1.77"
(-44.96mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 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/