Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1987
1-Month
2.87"
(72.90mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1986 1930
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2015
Nov–Dec 1987
2-Month
5.42"
(137.67mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1986 1976
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2015
Oct–Dec 1987
3-Month
6.57"
(166.88mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Sep–Dec 1987
4-Month
8.76"
(222.50mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-0.47"
(-11.94mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1939
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Aug–Dec 1987
5-Month
11.50"
(292.10mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Ties: 1896, 2017
Jul–Dec 1987
6-Month
14.33"
(363.98mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jun–Dec 1987
7-Month
17.14"
(435.36mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
May–Dec 1987
8-Month
20.38"
(517.65mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Apr–Dec 1987
9-Month
21.84"
(554.74mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-1.14"
(-28.95mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Mar–Dec 1987
10-Month
24.51"
(622.55mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-0.98"
(-24.90mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Feb–Dec 1987
11-Month
26.84"
(681.74mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jan–Dec 1987
12-Month
29.01"
(736.85mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-0.93"
(-23.63mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1973
Jul 1986–Dec 1987
18-Month
45.92"
(1,166.37mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1954
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1986–Dec 1987
24-Month
60.39"
(1,533.91mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1985–Dec 1987
36-Month
90.36"
(2,295.14mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1984–Dec 1987
48-Month
121.76"
(3,092.70mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1983–Dec 1987
60-Month
156.52"
(3,975.61mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
6.84"
(173.74mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1982 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019

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  • 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/