Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, December 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1997
1-Month
1.91"
(48.51mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1996 1976
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1982
Nov–Dec 1997
2-Month
4.37"
(111.00mm)
5.09"
(129.29mm)
-0.72"
(-18.29mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1976
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Oct–Dec 1997
3-Month
6.31"
(160.27mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1989 1904
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1985
Sep–Dec 1997
4-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
11.37"
(288.80mm)
-2.68"
(-68.07mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1995 1939
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1926
Ties: 1920
Aug–Dec 1997
5-Month
13.45"
(341.63mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-1.42"
(-36.07mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1996 1953
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1926
Jul–Dec 1997
6-Month
15.66"
(397.76mm)
18.51"
(470.15mm)
-2.85"
(-72.39mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1995 1953
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Ties: 1916
Jun–Dec 1997
7-Month
19.42"
(493.27mm)
22.59"
(573.79mm)
-3.17"
(-80.52mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1953
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
May–Dec 1997
8-Month
23.45"
(595.63mm)
26.68"
(677.67mm)
-3.23"
(-82.04mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1989 1953
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Apr–Dec 1997
9-Month
25.71"
(653.03mm)
30.39"
(771.91mm)
-4.68"
(-118.88mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1988 1901
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Mar–Dec 1997
10-Month
28.71"
(729.23mm)
33.48"
(850.39mm)
-4.77"
(-121.16mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1988 1930
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2009
Feb–Dec 1997
11-Month
32.61"
(828.29mm)
35.34"
(897.64mm)
-2.73"
(-69.35mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1989 1930
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2009
Jan–Dec 1997
12-Month
35.10"
(891.54mm)
37.47"
(951.74mm)
-2.37"
(-60.20mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1989 1901
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Jul 1996–Dec 1997
18-Month
51.70"
(1,313.18mm)
55.97"
(1,421.64mm)
-4.27"
(-108.46mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1989 1953
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1927
Jan 1996–Dec 1997
24-Month
73.92"
(1,877.57mm)
74.89"
(1,902.21mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1992 1964
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2009
Ties: 1965
Jan 1995–Dec 1997
36-Month
112.83"
(2,865.88mm)
112.28"
(2,851.91mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1990 1964
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2010
Jan 1994–Dec 1997
48-Month
148.34"
(3,767.84mm)
149.70"
(3,802.38mm)
-1.36"
(-34.54mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1991 1956
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2011
Jan 1993–Dec 1997
60-Month
199.52"
(5,067.81mm)
187.12"
(4,752.85mm)
12.40"
(314.96mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2011

Citing This Page

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