Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
2.05"
(52.07mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
1.04"
(26.42mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 1917, 1976
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1965
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
4.52"
(114.81mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 1903
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1978
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
5.70"
(144.78mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1917
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1972
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
6.81"
(172.97mm)
4.41"
(112.01mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
8.18"
(207.77mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
1.75"
(44.45mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
9.17"
(232.92mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
10.12"
(257.05mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Ties: 1996
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
11.66"
(296.16mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
1.31"
(33.27mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
12.63"
(320.80mm)
11.41"
(289.81mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
14.55"
(369.57mm)
12.57"
(319.28mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
16.04"
(407.42mm)
13.57"
(344.68mm)
2.47"
(62.74mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
17.92"
(455.17mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
25.83"
(656.08mm)
22.83"
(579.88mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
30.60"
(777.24mm)
29.08"
(738.63mm)
1.52"
(38.61mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
42.39"
(1,076.71mm)
43.59"
(1,107.19mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1907
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
55.61"
(1,412.49mm)
58.08"
(1,475.23mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1986
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
68.37"
(1,736.60mm)
72.55"
(1,842.77mm)
-4.18"
(-106.17mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 14, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/