Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Dakota

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
0.23"
(5.84mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 2014 1944
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2016
Ties: 1957
Nov–Dec 2020
2-Month
0.34"
(8.64mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.77"
(-19.55mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1999 1999
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1922
Oct–Dec 2020
3-Month
0.91"
(23.11mm)
2.19"
(55.63mm)
-1.28"
(-32.52mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1999 1987
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1982
Sep–Dec 2020
4-Month
1.44"
(36.58mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-2.38"
(-60.45mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1952
124th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Aug–Dec 2020
5-Month
3.52"
(89.41mm)
5.93"
(150.62mm)
-2.41"
(-61.21mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1979 1976
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul–Dec 2020
6-Month
7.46"
(189.48mm)
8.52"
(216.41mm)
-1.06"
(-26.93mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2017 1976
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Ties: 2017
Jun–Dec 2020
7-Month
9.94"
(252.48mm)
11.95"
(303.53mm)
-2.01"
(-51.05mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
May–Dec 2020
8-Month
11.32"
(287.53mm)
14.28"
(362.71mm)
-2.96"
(-75.18mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Apr–Dec 2020
9-Month
12.11"
(307.59mm)
15.65"
(397.51mm)
-3.54"
(-89.92mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Mar–Dec 2020
10-Month
12.36"
(313.94mm)
16.39"
(416.31mm)
-4.03"
(-102.37mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Feb–Dec 2020
11-Month
12.53"
(318.26mm)
16.85"
(427.99mm)
-4.32"
(-109.73mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 2017 1936
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jan–Dec 2020
12-Month
12.91"
(327.91mm)
17.34"
(440.44mm)
-4.43"
(-112.53mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1988 1936
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul 2019–Dec 2020
18-Month
28.84"
(732.54mm)
25.88"
(657.35mm)
2.96"
(75.19mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Jan 2019–Dec 2020
24-Month
37.30"
(947.42mm)
34.65"
(880.11mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2018 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Jan 2018–Dec 2020
36-Month
55.07"
(1,398.78mm)
51.92"
(1,318.77mm)
3.15"
(80.01mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2018 1936
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Jan 2017–Dec 2020
48-Month
68.06"
(1,728.72mm)
69.14"
(1,756.16mm)
-1.08"
(-27.44mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2004 1936
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Jan 2016–Dec 2020
60-Month
89.91"
(2,283.71mm)
86.36"
(2,193.54mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2018 1937
44th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 17, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/