Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1990

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1990
1-Month
2.69"
(68.33mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1989 1930
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1907, 1961
Nov–Dec 1990
2-Month
4.78"
(121.41mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1989 1976
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2015
Oct–Dec 1990
3-Month
7.54"
(191.52mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1989 1917
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Sep–Dec 1990
4-Month
9.58"
(243.33mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1989 1939
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Ties: 1932, 2003
Aug–Dec 1990
5-Month
12.23"
(310.64mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1989 1917
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jul–Dec 1990
6-Month
15.17"
(385.32mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1989 1917
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jun–Dec 1990
7-Month
17.67"
(448.82mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1989 1917
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
May–Dec 1990
8-Month
21.50"
(546.10mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
1.04"
(26.42mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1989 1917
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 2003, 2008
Apr–Dec 1990
9-Month
23.99"
(609.35mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1989 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Ties: 1928
Mar–Dec 1990
10-Month
26.70"
(678.18mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
1.21"
(30.73mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1989 1956
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2015
Feb–Dec 1990
11-Month
29.38"
(746.25mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
1.76"
(44.70mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1989 1910
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Ties: 2016
Jan–Dec 1990
12-Month
32.17"
(817.12mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
2.23"
(56.64mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1989 1910
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1973
Jul 1989–Dec 1990
18-Month
45.40"
(1,153.16mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1989 1954
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1989–Dec 1990
24-Month
61.22"
(1,554.99mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1989 1931
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan 1988–Dec 1990
36-Month
87.12"
(2,212.85mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.74"
(-69.59mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1989 1956
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1987–Dec 1990
48-Month
116.13"
(2,949.70mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-3.65"
(-92.71mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1989 1956
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jan 1986–Dec 1990
60-Month
147.51"
(3,746.75mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
-2.17"
(-55.12mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1989 1956
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Ties: 1968

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 23, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/