Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1997
1-Month
1.37"
(34.80mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
0.36"
(9.15mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1996 1917, 1976
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1992 1965
Nov–Dec 1997
2-Month
2.25"
(57.15mm)
1.91"
(48.51mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1996 1903
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1978
Oct–Dec 1997
3-Month
3.48"
(88.39mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1996 1917
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1972
Sep–Dec 1997
4-Month
6.02"
(152.91mm)
4.41"
(112.01mm)
1.61"
(40.90mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Aug–Dec 1997
5-Month
8.61"
(218.69mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
2.18"
(55.37mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1941
Jul–Dec 1997
6-Month
10.31"
(261.87mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
2.01"
(51.05mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Jun–Dec 1997
7-Month
11.69"
(296.93mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
2.45"
(62.23mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
May–Dec 1997
8-Month
12.86"
(326.64mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Apr–Dec 1997
9-Month
14.57"
(370.08mm)
11.41"
(289.81mm)
3.16"
(80.27mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Mar–Dec 1997
10-Month
14.85"
(377.19mm)
12.57"
(319.28mm)
2.28"
(57.91mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Feb–Dec 1997
11-Month
15.82"
(401.83mm)
13.57"
(344.68mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Jan–Dec 1997
12-Month
17.56"
(446.02mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
3.01"
(76.45mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1941
Jul 1996–Dec 1997
18-Month
26.42"
(671.07mm)
22.83"
(579.88mm)
3.59"
(91.19mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1992 1941
Jan 1996–Dec 1997
24-Month
31.66"
(804.16mm)
29.08"
(738.63mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1941
Jan 1995–Dec 1997
36-Month
46.53"
(1,181.86mm)
43.59"
(1,107.19mm)
2.94"
(74.67mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1907
Ties: 2006
Jan 1994–Dec 1997
48-Month
60.85"
(1,545.59mm)
58.08"
(1,475.23mm)
2.77"
(70.36mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1986
Jan 1993–Dec 1997
60-Month
77.38"
(1,965.45mm)
72.55"
(1,842.77mm)
4.83"
(122.68mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on December 5, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/