Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1989
1-Month
1.34"
(34.04mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1930
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2015
Nov–Dec 1989
2-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2015
Oct–Dec 1989
3-Month
4.96"
(125.98mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
-1.78"
(-45.22mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1976 1917
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2015
Sep–Dec 1989
4-Month
7.64"
(194.06mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1976 1939
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2018
Aug–Dec 1989
5-Month
10.37"
(263.40mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1917
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2018
Jul–Dec 1989
6-Month
13.23"
(336.04mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2018
Jun–Dec 1989
7-Month
17.03"
(432.56mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1988 1917
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2018
May–Dec 1989
8-Month
20.29"
(515.37mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-0.17"
(-4.31mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1988 1917
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 2001
Apr–Dec 1989
9-Month
22.08"
(560.83mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 1913
Mar–Dec 1989
10-Month
24.99"
(634.75mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Feb–Dec 1989
11-Month
27.00"
(685.80mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1988 1910
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jan–Dec 1989
12-Month
29.05"
(737.87mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1988 1910
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1973
Ties: 2002
Jul 1988–Dec 1989
18-Month
43.42"
(1,102.87mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-1.16"
(-29.46mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1988 1954
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1988–Dec 1989
24-Month
54.95"
(1,395.73mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-4.95"
(-125.73mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1987–Dec 1989
36-Month
83.96"
(2,132.58mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-5.90"
(-149.86mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jan 1986–Dec 1989
48-Month
115.34"
(2,929.64mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-4.44"
(-112.77mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1966 1956
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jan 1985–Dec 1989
60-Month
145.31"
(3,690.87mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
-4.37"
(-111.00mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1967 1956
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/