Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
0.74"
(18.80mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
-0.27"
(-6.85mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1985 1917, 1976
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1965
Ties: 1907, 1974
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
1.64"
(41.66mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1981 1903
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1978
Ties: 1899
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
2.16"
(54.86mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1980 1917
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1972
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
3.54"
(89.92mm)
4.41"
(112.01mm)
-0.87"
(-22.09mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
6.18"
(156.97mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Ties: 2019
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
7.97"
(202.44mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Ties: 2011
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
9.19"
(233.43mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Ties: 2007
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
10.36"
(263.14mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Ties: 1913
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
11.97"
(304.04mm)
11.41"
(289.81mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1987 1956
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
12.54"
(318.52mm)
12.57"
(319.28mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
13.22"
(335.79mm)
13.57"
(344.68mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Ties: 1951
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
14.31"
(363.47mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
22.73"
(577.34mm)
22.83"
(579.88mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
29.74"
(755.40mm)
29.08"
(738.63mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
47.24"
(1,199.90mm)
43.59"
(1,107.19mm)
3.65"
(92.71mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1907
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
63.98"
(1,625.09mm)
58.08"
(1,475.23mm)
5.90"
(149.86mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1982 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1986
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
81.48"
(2,069.59mm)
72.55"
(1,842.77mm)
8.93"
(226.82mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1983 1956
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/