Climate at a Glance

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, December 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
2.42"
(61.47mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1982
Ties: 1897
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
4.76"
(120.90mm)
5.09"
(129.29mm)
-0.33"
(-8.39mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2015
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
5.48"
(139.19mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
-2.40"
(-60.96mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1953 1904
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1985
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
6.60"
(167.64mm)
11.37"
(288.80mm)
-4.77"
(-121.16mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1953 1939
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1926
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
10.77"
(273.56mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-4.10"
(-104.14mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1953 1953
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1926
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
15.34"
(389.64mm)
18.51"
(470.15mm)
-3.17"
(-80.51mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1953 1953
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1993
Ties: 1913
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
17.91"
(454.91mm)
22.59"
(573.79mm)
-4.68"
(-118.88mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1953 1953
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
21.99"
(558.55mm)
26.68"
(677.67mm)
-4.69"
(-119.12mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1953 1953
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
25.45"
(646.43mm)
30.39"
(771.91mm)
-4.94"
(-125.48mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1953 1901
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
26.62"
(676.15mm)
33.48"
(850.39mm)
-6.86"
(-174.24mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1953 1930
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2009
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
29.50"
(749.30mm)
35.34"
(897.64mm)
-5.84"
(-148.34mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1953 1930
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2009
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
30.21"
(767.33mm)
37.47"
(951.74mm)
-7.26"
(-184.41mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1953 1901
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1993
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
45.80"
(1,163.32mm)
55.97"
(1,421.64mm)
-10.17"
(-258.32mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1954 1953
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1927
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
64.57"
(1,640.08mm)
74.89"
(1,902.21mm)
-10.32"
(-262.13mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1954 1964
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2009
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
99.92"
(2,537.97mm)
112.28"
(2,851.91mm)
-12.36"
(-313.94mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1955 1964
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2010
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
127.36"
(3,234.94mm)
149.70"
(3,802.38mm)
-22.34"
(-567.44mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
160.89"
(4,086.61mm)
187.12"
(4,752.85mm)
-26.23"
(-666.24mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/