Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1997
1-Month
2.31"
(58.67mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1995 1930
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Ties: 1913
Nov–Dec 1997
2-Month
4.60"
(116.84mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1993 1976
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Ties: 1952, 1974
Oct–Dec 1997
3-Month
7.12"
(180.85mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1993 1917
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Sep–Dec 1997
4-Month
9.66"
(245.36mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1939
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Aug–Dec 1997
5-Month
12.34"
(313.44mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1995 1917
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Jul–Dec 1997
6-Month
15.05"
(382.27mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1995 1917
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Jun–Dec 1997
7-Month
18.45"
(468.63mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1995 1917
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
May–Dec 1997
8-Month
21.23"
(539.24mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1994 1917
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Apr–Dec 1997
9-Month
24.22"
(615.19mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Ties: 1926
Mar–Dec 1997
10-Month
26.66"
(677.16mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
1.17"
(29.71mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Feb–Dec 1997
11-Month
29.05"
(737.87mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1994 1910
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Jan–Dec 1997
12-Month
31.86"
(809.24mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.92"
(48.76mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1910
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1973
Jul 1996–Dec 1997
18-Month
49.86"
(1,266.44mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
5.28"
(134.11mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1954
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jan 1996–Dec 1997
24-Month
65.56"
(1,665.22mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
5.66"
(143.76mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1995 1931
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Jan 1995–Dec 1997
36-Month
98.25"
(2,495.55mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.39"
(213.11mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jan 1994–Dec 1997
48-Month
128.87"
(3,273.30mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
9.09"
(230.89mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Jan 1993–Dec 1997
60-Month
161.49"
(4,101.85mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
11.81"
(299.98mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/