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Cool and Dry in the East; Turning Stormy in the Northwest

Much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the East Coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

 

December Rainfall for Fayetteville, Arkansas

All rainfall amounts are in inches

For the 68 year period of December 1949 through December 2016

 

Wettest December was 10.95 recorded in 2015

Driest December was 0.26 recorded in 1955

Difference between the wettest and driest December was 10.69

 

Driest December      Wettest December
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 1955 0.26 36 1956 2.74
2 1989 0.34 37 2012 2.85
3 2005 0.41 38 1959 2.89
4 1958 0.46 39 1965 2.90
5 1950 0.48 40 1966 2.95
6 1986 0.53 41 1995 2.97
7 1981 0.76 42 2000 3.00
8 1951 0.98 43 1949 3.02
9 1976 1.08 44 1985 3.03
10 2009 1.11 45 2003 3.04
11 1957 1.13 46 2011 3.07
12 1963 1.15 47 1988 3.21
13 2004 1.19 48 1997 3.56
14 1972 1.21 49 1975 3.67
15 1996 1.33 50 1991 3.83
16 1952 1.34 51 1961 3.93
17 1977 1.42 52 2013 4.10
18 1979 1.44 53 1960 4.42
19 1970 1.44 54 1999 4.49
20 2010 1.53 55 1973 4.51
21 1962 1.63 56 1969 4.58
22 2016 1.83 57 1968 4.75
23 1998 1.86 58 2001 4.86
24 1964 1.88 59 2002 4.99
25 2006 2.03 60 1992 5.19
26 1993 2.04 61 1990 5.52
27 1983 2.04 62 1967 5.56
28 1953 2.24 63 1954 5.98
29 2008 2.38 64 1971 6.86
30 1980 2.42 65 1987 7.67
31 1978 2.53 66 1984 7.67
32 2007 2.57 67 1982 8.54
33 2014 2.64 68 2015 10.95
34 1994 2.67      
35 1974 2.68      
           
 
RANK YEAR RAIN RANK YEAR RAIN
           
1 2015 10.95 36 2014 2.64
2 1982 8.54 37 2007 2.57
3 1987 7.67 38 1978 2.53
4 1984 7.67 39 1980 2.42
5 1971 6.86 40 2008 2.38
6 1954 5.98 41 1953 2.24
7 1967 5.56 42 1993 2.04
8 1990 5.52 43 1983 2.04
9 1992 5.19 44 2006 2.03
10 2002 4.99 45 1964 1.88
11 2001 4.86 46 1998 1.86
12 1968 4.75 47 2016 1.83
13 1969 4.58 48 1962 1.63
14 1973 4.51 49 2010 1.53
15 1999 4.49 50 1979 1.44
16 1960 4.42 51 1970 1.44
17 2013 4.10 52 1977 1.42
18 1961 3.93 53 1952 1.34
19 1991 3.83 54 1996 1.33
20 1975 3.67 55 1972 1.21
21 1997 3.56 56 2004 1.19
22 1988 3.21 57 1963 1.15
23 2011 3.07 58 1957 1.13
24 2003 3.04 59 2009 1.11
25 1985 3.03 60 1976 1.08
26 1949 3.02 61 1951 0.98
27 2000 3.00 62 1981 0.76
28 1995 2.97 63 1986 0.53
29 1966 2.95 64 1950 0.48
30 1965 2.90 65 1958 0.46
31 1959 2.89 66 2005 0.41
32 2012 2.85 67 1989 0.34
33 1956 2.74 68 1955 0.26
34 1974 2.68      
35 1994 2.67      
           

 

Data is for Drake Field

 

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Updated: January 25, 2017