Climate at a Glance

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, December 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1971
1-Month
5.51"
(139.95mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
3.18"
(80.77mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1976
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1982
Nov–Dec 1971
2-Month
7.12"
(180.85mm)
5.09"
(129.29mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1970 1976
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2015
Oct–Dec 1971
3-Month
8.77"
(222.76mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1970 1904
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1985
Sep–Dec 1971
4-Month
12.02"
(305.31mm)
11.37"
(288.80mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1964 1939
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1926
Ties: 1946
Aug–Dec 1971
5-Month
13.73"
(348.74mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-1.14"
(-28.96mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1964 1953
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1926
Jul–Dec 1971
6-Month
18.67"
(474.22mm)
18.51"
(470.15mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1968 1953
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Jun–Dec 1971
7-Month
21.66"
(550.16mm)
22.59"
(573.79mm)
-0.93"
(-23.63mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1966 1953
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2015
May–Dec 1971
8-Month
25.13"
(638.30mm)
26.68"
(677.67mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1966 1953
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2015
Apr–Dec 1971
9-Month
26.42"
(671.07mm)
30.39"
(771.91mm)
-3.97"
(-100.84mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1964 1901
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2015
Mar–Dec 1971
10-Month
27.92"
(709.17mm)
33.48"
(850.39mm)
-5.56"
(-141.22mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1963 1930
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2009
Feb–Dec 1971
11-Month
30.86"
(783.84mm)
35.34"
(897.64mm)
-4.48"
(-113.80mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1964 1930
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2009
Jan–Dec 1971
12-Month
32.21"
(818.13mm)
37.47"
(951.74mm)
-5.26"
(-133.61mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1964 1901
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Jul 1970–Dec 1971
18-Month
52.89"
(1,343.41mm)
55.97"
(1,421.64mm)
-3.08"
(-78.23mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1964 1953
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1927
Jan 1970–Dec 1971
24-Month
73.97"
(1,878.84mm)
74.89"
(1,902.21mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1965 1964
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2009
Jan 1969–Dec 1971
36-Month
114.68"
(2,912.87mm)
112.28"
(2,851.91mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1968 1964
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Jan 1968–Dec 1971
48-Month
150.38"
(3,819.65mm)
149.70"
(3,802.38mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1967 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011
Jan 1967–Dec 1971
60-Month
190.93"
(4,849.62mm)
187.12"
(4,752.85mm)
3.81"
(96.77mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/