Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Arizona

Precipitation Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
3.05"
(77.47mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
1.87"
(47.50mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1977 1917
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1965
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
6.19"
(157.23mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
4.16"
(105.67mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 1917
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1965
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
7.73"
(196.34mm)
2.93"
(74.42mm)
4.80"
(121.92mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1977 1999
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1978
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
8.40"
(213.36mm)
4.11"
(104.39mm)
4.29"
(108.97mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1940 1940
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
9.71"
(246.63mm)
6.22"
(157.99mm)
3.49"
(88.64mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1950
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 1940, 1983
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
10.85"
(275.59mm)
8.02"
(203.71mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1973
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1984
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
10.98"
(278.89mm)
8.31"
(211.07mm)
2.67"
(67.82mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1984
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
11.49"
(291.85mm)
8.64"
(219.46mm)
2.85"
(72.39mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1984
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
12.05"
(306.07mm)
9.21"
(233.93mm)
2.84"
(72.14mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1984
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
14.90"
(378.46mm)
10.33"
(262.38mm)
4.57"
(116.08mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1983
Ties: 1992
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
17.21"
(437.13mm)
11.48"
(291.59mm)
5.73"
(145.54mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1905
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
20.13"
(511.30mm)
12.62"
(320.55mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1905 1905
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
27.65"
(702.31mm)
20.61"
(523.49mm)
7.04"
(178.82mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
30.74"
(780.80mm)
25.21"
(640.33mm)
5.53"
(140.47mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1900
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1906
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
42.36"
(1,075.94mm)
37.78"
(959.61mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1901
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1907
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
52.52"
(1,334.01mm)
50.30"
(1,277.62mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1977 1902
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1908
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
63.51"
(1,613.15mm)
62.82"
(1,595.63mm)
0.69"
(17.52mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1977 1903
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1909

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/