Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Kentucky

Precipitation Rankings, December 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2020
1-Month
3.50"
(88.90mm)
4.06"
(103.12mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1965
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1990
Nov–Dec 2020
2-Month
5.75"
(146.05mm)
7.63"
(193.80mm)
-1.88"
(-47.75mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1978
Oct–Dec 2020
3-Month
10.37"
(263.40mm)
10.42"
(264.67mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1963
64th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1919
Sep–Dec 2020
4-Month
14.34"
(364.24mm)
13.65"
(346.71mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1963
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2018
Aug–Dec 2020
5-Month
19.48"
(494.79mm)
17.39"
(441.71mm)
2.09"
(53.08mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2017 1953
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2018
Jul–Dec 2020
6-Month
24.68"
(626.87mm)
21.73"
(551.94mm)
2.95"
(74.93mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1953
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1979
Ties: 2016
Jun–Dec 2020
7-Month
29.84"
(757.94mm)
25.98"
(659.89mm)
3.86"
(98.05mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2017 1930
28th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2018
May–Dec 2020
8-Month
35.41"
(899.41mm)
30.32"
(770.13mm)
5.09"
(129.28mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1930
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2018
Apr–Dec 2020
9-Month
40.36"
(1,025.14mm)
34.42"
(874.27mm)
5.94"
(150.87mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2017 1930
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Mar–Dec 2020
10-Month
47.21"
(1,199.13mm)
39.13"
(993.90mm)
8.08"
(205.23mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 2019 1930
14th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 2011
Feb–Dec 2020
11-Month
53.64"
(1,362.46mm)
42.74"
(1,085.60mm)
10.90"
(276.86mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2017 1930
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Jan–Dec 2020
12-Month
58.11"
(1,475.99mm)
46.94"
(1,192.28mm)
11.17"
(283.71mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2017 1930
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Jul 2019–Dec 2020
18-Month
84.16"
(2,137.66mm)
68.70"
(1,744.98mm)
15.46"
(392.68mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2017 1930
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1979
Jan 2019–Dec 2020
24-Month
119.43"
(3,033.52mm)
93.88"
(2,384.55mm)
25.55"
(648.97mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1931
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jan 2018–Dec 2020
36-Month
183.17"
(4,652.52mm)
140.90"
(3,578.86mm)
42.27"
(1,073.66mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1954
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jan 2017–Dec 2020
48-Month
233.43"
(5,929.12mm)
187.95"
(4,773.93mm)
45.48"
(1,155.19mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 1904
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jan 2016–Dec 2020
60-Month
282.62"
(7,178.55mm)
235.00"
(5,969.00mm)
47.62"
(1,209.55mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1944
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on February 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/