Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1959
1-Month
1.61"
(40.89mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1958 1917, 1976
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1965
Nov–Dec 1959
2-Month
2.04"
(51.82mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1958 1903
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1978
Oct–Dec 1959
3-Month
3.84"
(97.54mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
0.79"
(20.07mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1958 1917
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1972
Ties: 1908, 1974
Sep–Dec 1959
4-Month
4.75"
(120.65mm)
4.41"
(112.01mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1941
Ties: 2016
Aug–Dec 1959
5-Month
7.46"
(189.48mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1941
Ties: 1916
Jul–Dec 1959
6-Month
8.89"
(225.81mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
Jun–Dec 1959
7-Month
9.81"
(249.17mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
0.57"
(14.47mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
May–Dec 1959
8-Month
10.90"
(276.86mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
Apr–Dec 1959
9-Month
11.74"
(298.20mm)
11.41"
(289.81mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
Mar–Dec 1959
10-Month
12.28"
(311.91mm)
12.57"
(319.28mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Feb–Dec 1959
11-Month
13.42"
(340.87mm)
13.57"
(344.68mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Ties: 1930
Jan–Dec 1959
12-Month
13.89"
(352.81mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
-0.66"
(-16.76mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Jul 1958–Dec 1959
18-Month
21.33"
(541.78mm)
22.83"
(579.88mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Ties: 2013
Jan 1958–Dec 1959
24-Month
28.41"
(721.61mm)
29.08"
(738.63mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1957 1956
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Jan 1957–Dec 1959
36-Month
46.83"
(1,189.48mm)
43.59"
(1,107.19mm)
3.24"
(82.29mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1907
Jan 1956–Dec 1959
48-Month
55.30"
(1,404.62mm)
58.08"
(1,475.23mm)
-2.78"
(-70.61mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1986
Jan 1955–Dec 1959
60-Month
67.52"
(1,715.01mm)
72.55"
(1,842.77mm)
-5.03"
(-127.76mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/