Climate at a Glance

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West 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
1.96"
(49.78mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1993 1989
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1955
Ties: 1967
Nov–Dec 1997
2-Month
4.64"
(117.86mm)
4.39"
(111.51mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Ties: 1969
Oct–Dec 1997
3-Month
5.47"
(138.94mm)
5.42"
(137.67mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1995 1976
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Sep–Dec 1997
4-Month
6.56"
(166.62mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1995 1917
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Aug–Dec 1997
5-Month
6.87"
(174.50mm)
6.31"
(160.27mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1995 1917
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jul–Dec 1997
6-Month
7.32"
(185.93mm)
6.63"
(168.40mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1995 1917
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jun–Dec 1997
7-Month
8.42"
(213.87mm)
7.12"
(180.85mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1995 1917
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
May–Dec 1997
8-Month
8.80"
(223.52mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1995 1959
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Apr–Dec 1997
9-Month
9.66"
(245.36mm)
9.38"
(238.25mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1994 1959
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Ties: 1966, 1987
Mar–Dec 1997
10-Month
10.26"
(260.60mm)
11.71"
(297.43mm)
-1.45"
(-36.83mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1959
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Feb–Dec 1997
11-Month
10.88"
(276.35mm)
14.43"
(366.52mm)
-3.55"
(-90.17mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1990 2013
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jan–Dec 1997
12-Month
16.25"
(412.75mm)
17.41"
(442.21mm)
-1.16"
(-29.46mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1994 2013
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jul 1996–Dec 1997
18-Month
27.06"
(687.32mm)
24.07"
(611.38mm)
2.99"
(75.94mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1959
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jan 1996–Dec 1997
24-Month
40.40"
(1,026.16mm)
34.81"
(884.17mm)
5.59"
(141.99mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1994 1929
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jan 1995–Dec 1997
36-Month
66.77"
(1,695.96mm)
52.26"
(1,327.40mm)
14.51"
(368.56mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1996 2015
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Jan 1994–Dec 1997
48-Month
80.99"
(2,057.15mm)
69.53"
(1,766.06mm)
11.46"
(291.09mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1995 1949
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jan 1993–Dec 1997
60-Month
101.14"
(2,568.96mm)
86.83"
(2,205.48mm)
14.31"
(363.48mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1995 1932
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on December 8, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/