Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 2015

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2015
1-Month
3.47"
(88.14mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2014 1943
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2015
Nov–Dec 2015
2-Month
6.71"
(170.43mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2015
Oct–Dec 2015
3-Month
8.96"
(227.58mm)
5.38"
(136.65mm)
3.58"
(90.93mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1982
Sep–Dec 2015
4-Month
12.41"
(315.21mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
3.67"
(93.21mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 2019
Aug–Dec 2015
5-Month
16.50"
(419.10mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
4.23"
(107.44mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Jul–Dec 2015
6-Month
20.38"
(517.65mm)
15.84"
(402.34mm)
4.54"
(115.31mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1900
Jun–Dec 2015
7-Month
24.96"
(633.98mm)
19.89"
(505.21mm)
5.07"
(128.77mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2010
May–Dec 2015
8-Month
29.80"
(756.92mm)
23.31"
(592.07mm)
6.49"
(164.85mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Apr–Dec 2015
9-Month
32.21"
(818.13mm)
25.81"
(655.57mm)
6.40"
(162.56mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Mar–Dec 2015
10-Month
32.89"
(835.41mm)
27.52"
(699.01mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2014 1910
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Feb–Dec 2015
11-Month
33.60"
(853.44mm)
28.54"
(724.92mm)
5.06"
(128.52mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 2013 1910
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2019
Jan–Dec 2015
12-Month
34.29"
(870.97mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
4.61"
(117.10mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2013 1910
14th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2019
Jul 2014–Dec 2015
18-Month
50.76"
(1,289.30mm)
45.59"
(1,157.99mm)
5.17"
(131.31mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2014 1976
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Jan 2014–Dec 2015
24-Month
69.02"
(1,753.11mm)
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
9.63"
(244.60mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2014 1989
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1991 2019
Ties: 1986
Jan 2013–Dec 2015
36-Month
103.00"
(2,616.20mm)
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
13.93"
(353.82mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2014 1989
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 2012–Dec 2015
48-Month
130.72"
(3,320.29mm)
118.71"
(3,015.23mm)
12.01"
(305.06mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2014 1936
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Jan 2011–Dec 2015
60-Month
161.04"
(4,090.42mm)
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
12.68"
(322.08mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2013 1936
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 14, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/