Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2018
1-Month
1.67"
(42.42mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2017 1943
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2015
Ties: 1992
Nov–Dec 2018
2-Month
3.42"
(86.87mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2015
Oct–Dec 2018
3-Month
7.95"
(201.93mm)
5.38"
(136.65mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
11th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1982
Sep–Dec 2018
4-Month
13.20"
(335.28mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
4.46"
(113.28mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2019
Ties: 1941
Aug–Dec 2018
5-Month
18.01"
(457.45mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
5.74"
(145.79mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul–Dec 2018
6-Month
21.47"
(545.34mm)
15.84"
(402.34mm)
5.63"
(143.00mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1900
Jun–Dec 2018
7-Month
26.91"
(683.51mm)
19.89"
(505.21mm)
7.02"
(178.30mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2010
May–Dec 2018
8-Month
30.88"
(784.35mm)
23.31"
(592.07mm)
7.57"
(192.28mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Apr–Dec 2018
9-Month
32.83"
(833.88mm)
25.81"
(655.57mm)
7.02"
(178.31mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Mar–Dec 2018
10-Month
34.18"
(868.17mm)
27.52"
(699.01mm)
6.66"
(169.16mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1910
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Feb–Dec 2018
11-Month
35.86"
(910.84mm)
28.54"
(724.92mm)
7.32"
(185.92mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2017 1910
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan–Dec 2018
12-Month
36.94"
(938.28mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
7.26"
(184.41mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2017 1910
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 2017–Dec 2018
18-Month
53.63"
(1,362.20mm)
45.59"
(1,157.99mm)
8.04"
(204.21mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2015 1976
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Jan 2017–Dec 2018
24-Month
70.68"
(1,795.27mm)
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
11.29"
(286.76mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2017 1989
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Ties: 2016
Jan 2016–Dec 2018
36-Month
107.07"
(2,719.58mm)
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
18.00"
(457.20mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1989
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 2015–Dec 2018
48-Month
141.36"
(3,590.54mm)
118.71"
(3,015.23mm)
22.65"
(575.31mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 2014–Dec 2018
60-Month
176.09"
(4,472.69mm)
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
27.73"
(704.35mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 15, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/