Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of December 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, December 2001

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2001
1-Month
2.36"
(59.94mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2000 1930
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Ties: 1899
Nov–Dec 2001
2-Month
4.75"
(120.65mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2000 1976
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Ties: 1922
Oct–Dec 2001
3-Month
6.81"
(172.97mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
0.07"
(1.77mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2000 1917
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2015
Ties: 1925
Sep–Dec 2001
4-Month
9.26"
(235.20mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2000 1939
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2018
Ties: 2007
Aug–Dec 2001
5-Month
11.67"
(296.42mm)
11.85"
(300.99mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2000 1917
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2018
Ties: 1988
Jul–Dec 2001
6-Month
14.39"
(365.51mm)
14.62"
(371.35mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2000 1917
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2018
Jun–Dec 2001
7-Month
17.51"
(444.75mm)
17.55"
(445.77mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2000 1917
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2018
May–Dec 2001
8-Month
20.29"
(515.37mm)
20.46"
(519.68mm)
-0.17"
(-4.31mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2000 1917
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2015
Ties: 1989
Apr–Dec 2001
9-Month
22.39"
(568.71mm)
22.98"
(583.69mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2000 1956
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2015
Mar–Dec 2001
10-Month
24.96"
(633.98mm)
25.49"
(647.45mm)
-0.53"
(-13.47mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2000 1956
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2015
Ties: 1932
Feb–Dec 2001
11-Month
27.17"
(690.12mm)
27.62"
(701.55mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2000 1910
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2018
Jan–Dec 2001
12-Month
29.02"
(737.11mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2000 1910
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1973
Jul 2000–Dec 2001
18-Month
42.11"
(1,069.59mm)
44.58"
(1,132.33mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 2000 1954
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jan 2000–Dec 2001
24-Month
57.24"
(1,453.90mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
-2.66"
(-67.56mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2000 1931
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jan 1999–Dec 2001
36-Month
85.71"
(2,177.03mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-4.15"
(-105.41mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1989 1956
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Jan 1998–Dec 2001
48-Month
119.60"
(3,037.84mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1991 1956
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Jan 1997–Dec 2001
60-Month
151.46"
(3,847.08mm)
149.68"
(3,801.87mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1992 1956
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/