Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Arizona

Precipitation Rankings, December 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1940
1-Month
3.35"
(85.09mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1939 1917
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1906 1965
Nov–Dec 1940
2-Month
4.50"
(114.30mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
2.47"
(62.74mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1939 1917
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 1965
Oct–Dec 1940
3-Month
5.99"
(152.15mm)
2.93"
(74.42mm)
3.06"
(77.73mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1939 1999
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1914 1978
Sep–Dec 1940
4-Month
8.72"
(221.49mm)
4.11"
(104.39mm)
4.61"
(117.10mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1940
Aug–Dec 1940
5-Month
10.74"
(272.80mm)
6.22"
(157.99mm)
4.52"
(114.81mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1939 1950
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1940, 1983
Ties: 1983
Jul–Dec 1940
6-Month
11.51"
(292.35mm)
8.02"
(203.71mm)
3.49"
(88.64mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1939 1973
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 1984
Jun–Dec 1940
7-Month
12.12"
(307.85mm)
8.31"
(211.07mm)
3.81"
(96.78mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 1984
May–Dec 1940
8-Month
12.44"
(315.98mm)
8.64"
(219.46mm)
3.80"
(96.52mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 1984
Apr–Dec 1940
9-Month
13.22"
(335.79mm)
9.21"
(233.93mm)
4.01"
(101.86mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1984
Mar–Dec 1940
10-Month
13.46"
(341.88mm)
10.33"
(262.38mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1983
Feb–Dec 1940
11-Month
15.18"
(385.57mm)
11.48"
(291.59mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1905
Jan–Dec 1940
12-Month
15.97"
(405.64mm)
12.62"
(320.55mm)
3.35"
(85.09mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1905
Jul 1939–Dec 1940
18-Month
23.79"
(604.27mm)
20.61"
(523.49mm)
3.18"
(80.78mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1941
Jan 1939–Dec 1940
24-Month
27.40"
(695.96mm)
25.21"
(640.33mm)
2.19"
(55.63mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1939 1900
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1906
Jan 1938–Dec 1940
36-Month
39.01"
(990.85mm)
37.78"
(959.61mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1939 1901
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1933 1907
Jan 1937–Dec 1940
48-Month
50.64"
(1,286.26mm)
50.30"
(1,277.62mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1939 1902
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1908
Jan 1936–Dec 1940
60-Month
63.52"
(1,613.41mm)
62.82"
(1,595.63mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1939 1903
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1909

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 18, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/