Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Minnesota

Precipitation Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
0.82"
(20.83mm)
0.81"
(20.57mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1976 1913
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1968
Ties: 1960
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
2.04"
(51.82mm)
2.12"
(53.85mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1939
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1987
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
4.04"
(102.62mm)
-1.52"
(-38.61mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1971
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
5.81"
(147.57mm)
6.91"
(175.51mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
10.00"
(254.00mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1900
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
15.42"
(391.67mm)
13.95"
(354.33mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1900
Ties: 1959
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
19.07"
(484.38mm)
18.06"
(458.72mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
22.27"
(565.66mm)
21.19"
(538.23mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
24.62"
(625.35mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
1.38"
(35.05mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
25.18"
(639.57mm)
24.50"
(622.30mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
25.52"
(648.21mm)
25.19"
(639.83mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
25.93"
(658.62mm)
25.98"
(659.89mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Ties: 1935
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
45.70"
(1,160.78mm)
40.00"
(1,016.00mm)
5.70"
(144.78mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1977 1976
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
59.86"
(1,520.44mm)
51.96"
(1,319.78mm)
7.90"
(200.66mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
75.73"
(1,923.54mm)
77.94"
(1,979.68mm)
-2.21"
(-56.14mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
103.71"
(2,634.23mm)
103.87"
(2,638.30mm)
-0.16"
(-4.07mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1977 1936
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
127.24"
(3,231.90mm)
129.82"
(3,297.43mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/