Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
1.12"
(28.45mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1979 1943
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 1901, 1938, 1974
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
2.37"
(60.20mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1963, 1967
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
5.71"
(145.03mm)
5.38"
(136.65mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1982
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
8.54"
(216.92mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
13.00"
(330.20mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1979 1976
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
16.63"
(422.40mm)
15.84"
(402.34mm)
0.79"
(20.06mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1979 1976
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1900
Ties: 2008
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
21.81"
(553.97mm)
19.89"
(505.21mm)
1.92"
(48.76mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2010
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
24.08"
(611.63mm)
23.31"
(592.07mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
27.60"
(701.04mm)
25.81"
(655.57mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
28.44"
(722.38mm)
27.52"
(699.01mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Ties: 1961
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
30.21"
(767.33mm)
28.54"
(724.92mm)
1.67"
(42.41mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
30.51"
(774.95mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
47.68"
(1,211.07mm)
45.59"
(1,157.99mm)
2.09"
(53.08mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
58.81"
(1,493.77mm)
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
-0.58"
(-14.74mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1977 1989
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
90.31"
(2,293.87mm)
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
1.24"
(31.49mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1978 1989
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
121.27"
(3,080.26mm)
118.71"
(3,015.23mm)
2.56"
(65.03mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1979 1936
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
156.30"
(3,970.02mm)
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 8, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/