Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
1.32"
(33.53mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1976 1943
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1897, 1941, 1946
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
3.25"
(82.55mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1938, 2010
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
4.53"
(115.06mm)
5.38"
(136.65mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1982
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
9.12"
(231.65mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
13.13"
(333.50mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
18.35"
(466.09mm)
15.84"
(402.34mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1900
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
22.18"
(563.37mm)
19.89"
(505.21mm)
2.29"
(58.16mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
25.68"
(652.27mm)
23.31"
(592.07mm)
2.37"
(60.20mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
28.74"
(730.00mm)
25.81"
(655.57mm)
2.93"
(74.43mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
29.43"
(747.52mm)
27.52"
(699.01mm)
1.91"
(48.51mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
29.93"
(760.22mm)
28.54"
(724.92mm)
1.39"
(35.30mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
30.96"
(786.38mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1944
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
52.09"
(1,323.09mm)
45.59"
(1,157.99mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1976
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2016
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
65.99"
(1,676.15mm)
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
6.60"
(167.64mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1977 1989
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2018
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
87.47"
(2,221.74mm)
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1989
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
118.87"
(3,019.30mm)
118.71"
(3,015.23mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2018
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
147.52"
(3,747.01mm)
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
-0.84"
(-21.33mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1967 1936
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/