Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
0.73"
(18.54mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1917, 1976
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1965
Ties: 1910, 1946, 1962
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
1.59"
(40.39mm)
1.91"
(48.51mm)
-0.32"
(-8.12mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1977 1903
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1978
Ties: 1960, 2012
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
2.37"
(60.20mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1977 1917
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1972
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
2.87"
(72.90mm)
4.41"
(112.01mm)
-1.54"
(-39.11mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1973 1956
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
4.96"
(125.98mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
-1.47"
(-37.34mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
6.31"
(160.27mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
-1.99"
(-50.55mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1973 1956
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
7.46"
(189.48mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
-1.78"
(-45.22mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Ties: 1952
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
9.34"
(237.24mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Ties: 1974
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
9.94"
(252.48mm)
11.41"
(289.81mm)
-1.47"
(-37.33mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
11.63"
(295.40mm)
12.57"
(319.28mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
12.43"
(315.72mm)
13.57"
(344.68mm)
-1.14"
(-28.96mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
14.49"
(368.05mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Ties: 1999
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
23.66"
(600.96mm)
22.83"
(579.88mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
32.41"
(823.21mm)
29.08"
(738.63mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
45.09"
(1,145.29mm)
43.59"
(1,107.19mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1907
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
56.88"
(1,444.75mm)
58.08"
(1,475.23mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1986
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
70.10"
(1,780.54mm)
72.55"
(1,842.77mm)
-2.45"
(-62.23mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
72nd 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 9, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/