Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, December 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1938
1-Month
1.69"
(42.93mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1935 1976
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1982
Nov–Dec 1938
2-Month
3.99"
(101.35mm)
5.09"
(129.29mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1937 1976
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2015
Ties: 2016
Oct–Dec 1938
3-Month
5.30"
(134.62mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1933 1904
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1985
Sep–Dec 1938
4-Month
8.46"
(214.88mm)
11.37"
(288.80mm)
-2.91"
(-73.92mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1917 1939
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1926
Aug–Dec 1938
5-Month
11.84"
(300.74mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-3.03"
(-76.96mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1933 1953
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1926
Jul–Dec 1938
6-Month
16.58"
(421.13mm)
18.51"
(470.15mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1937 1953
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1993
Jun–Dec 1938
7-Month
21.73"
(551.94mm)
22.59"
(573.79mm)
-0.86"
(-21.85mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1937 1953
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2015
May–Dec 1938
8-Month
26.88"
(682.75mm)
26.68"
(677.67mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1937 1953
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2015
Apr–Dec 1938
9-Month
30.00"
(762.00mm)
30.39"
(771.91mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1937 1901
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2015
Mar–Dec 1938
10-Month
35.66"
(905.76mm)
33.48"
(850.39mm)
2.18"
(55.37mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1937 1930
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2009
Feb–Dec 1938
11-Month
38.07"
(966.98mm)
35.34"
(897.64mm)
2.73"
(69.34mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1937 1930
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2009
Jan–Dec 1938
12-Month
40.58"
(1,030.73mm)
37.47"
(951.74mm)
3.11"
(78.99mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1901
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1993
Jul 1937–Dec 1938
18-Month
55.68"
(1,414.27mm)
55.97"
(1,421.64mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1953
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1927
Jan 1937–Dec 1938
24-Month
77.18"
(1,960.37mm)
74.89"
(1,902.21mm)
2.29"
(58.16mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1937 1964
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2009
Jan 1936–Dec 1938
36-Month
107.19"
(2,722.63mm)
112.28"
(2,851.91mm)
-5.09"
(-129.28mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1936 1964
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2010
Jan 1935–Dec 1938
48-Month
148.48"
(3,771.39mm)
149.70"
(3,802.38mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1937 1956
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2011
Jan 1934–Dec 1938
60-Month
181.25"
(4,603.75mm)
187.12"
(4,752.85mm)
-5.87"
(-149.10mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1937 1956
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/