December Precipitation Records 1878-2012

Top 20 Wettest Decembers
1. 1990: 6.98″
2. 1923: 6.12″
3. 2012: 5.70″
4. 2011: 5.44″
5. 1881: 5.28″
6. 1951: 5.07″
7. 1978: 5.01″
8. 2008: 4.84″
9. 1957: 4.68″
10. 1971: 4.61″
11. 1911: 4.53″
12. 2007: 4.34″
13. 1879: 4.29″
14. 1915: 4.15″
15. 1895: 4.14″
16. 1883: 4.12″
17. 1964: 4.09″
18. 1880: 3.98″
19. 1878: 3.88″
20. 1982: 3.84″

Average December Precipitation By Decade
2010*: 4.13″
2000s: 3.31″
1990s: 2.98″
1980s: 2.62″
1970s: 3.03″
1960s: 2.36″
1950s: 2.64″
1940s: 2.44″
1930s: 2.30″
1920s: 2.97″
1910s: 2.78″
1900s: 2.45″
1890s: 2.33″
1880s: 2.90″
1870s**: 4.09″
*2010 to 2012
**1878 to 1879

Top 20 Driest Decembers
1. 1955: 0.46″
2. 1958: 0.69″
3. 1925: 0.73″
4. 1930: 0.80″
5. 1963: 0.85″
6. 1943: 0.91″
7. 1900: 0.92″
8. 1976: 0.93″
9. 1938: 1.04″
10. 1898: 1.09″
11. 1888: 1.11″
12. 1913: 1.13″
13. 1939: 1.20″
14. 1965: 1.24″
15. 2010: 1.26″
16. 1917: 1.31″
17. 1992: 1.32″
18. 1985: 1.41″
19. 1947: 1.44″
20. 1896: 1.52″

Top 20 Greatest December Daily Precipitation
1. 1998: 2.56″
2. 2000: 2.26″
3. 2011: 1.95″
4. 1921: 1.88″
5. 1978, 2008: 1.74″
6. 2001: 1.71″
7. 1990: 1.59″
8. 1901: 1.50″
9. 1932: 1.42″
10. 1883: 1.39″
11. 1895, 1991: 1.37″
12. 1881: 1.30″
13. 1982: 1.27″
14. 1880, 1923, 1927, 1964: 1.26″
15. 1966, 1971: 1.22″
16. 1911, 1937: 1.21″
17. 1929: 1.18″
18. 1933: 1.17″
19. 1950: 1.15″
20. 1915: 1.13″

Average Greatest December Daily Precipitation By Decade
2010s*: 1.19″
2000s: 1.14″
1990s: 1.07″
1980s: 0.72″
1970s: 0.84″
1960s: 0.70″
1950s: 0.73″
1940s: 0.73″
1930s: 0.78″
1920s: 0.93″
1910s: 0.84″
1900s: 0.74″
1890s: 0.66″
1880s: 0.92″
1870s**: 0.95″
*2010 to 2012
**1878 to 1879

Top 20 Snowiest Decembers
1. 1960: 17.3″
2. 1880: 17.2″
3. 1890: 15.1″
4. 2012: 14.9″
5. 1916: 14.7″
6. 1917: 14.5″
7. 1951: 13.6″
8. 2000: 13.4″
9. 1929: 12.7″
10. 1902: 12.2″
11. 1995: 11.8″
12. 1909: 11.0″
13. 1883: 10.6″
14. 1950: 10.5″
15. 1886: 10.3″
16. 1935: 10.2″
17. 1981: 9.8″
18. 1969: 9.7″
19. 2004: 9.6″
20. 1962: 9.5″

Average December Snowfall By Decade
2010s*: 7.6″
2000s: 6.1″
1990s: 3.5″
1980s: 6.1″
1970s: 3.6″
1960s: 7.5″
1950s: 6.4″
1940s: 3.7″
1930s: 4.0″
1920s: 3.0″
1910s: 6.0″
1900s: 5.0″
1890s: 4.8″
1880s: 5.5″
1870s**: 3.3″
*2010 to 2012
**1878 to 1879

Top 20 Largest December Daily Snowfalls
1. 1957: 7.9″
2. 1890: 7.4″
3. 1960: 6.5″
4. 1916: 6.0″
5. 2012: 5.9″
6. 1917, 1951: 5.8″
7. 1909, 1984: 5.7″
8. 1902, 1947: 5.4″
9. 2004: 5.2″
10. 1933: 5.0″
11. 1883, 2012: 4.9″
12. 1968: 4.7″
13. 1929, 1958: 4.5
14. 1981, 1995: 4.3″
15. 1989: 4.2″
16. 1977, 2007: 4.0″
17. 1961: 3.7″
18. 1880, 1897, 1932, 1945, 1999: 3.6″
19. 1935, 1966: 3.5″
20. 1906: 3.4″

Average Greatest December Daily Snowfall By Decade
2010s*: 3.1″
2000s: 2.3″
1990s: 1.7″
1980s: 2.6″
1970s: 2.6″
1960s: 2.9″
1950s: 3.2″
1940s: 1.9″
1930s: 2.1″
1920s: 1.7″
1910s: 2.5″
1900s: 2.4″
1890s: 2.5″
1880s: 1.8″
1870s**: 1.8″
*2010 to 2012
**1878 to 1879

Top 20 Greatest December Snowstorms of All-Time
1. 1890: 10.3″
2. 1960: 8.8″
3. 1957: 8.1″
4. 1984: 7.3″
5. 1917, 2004: 6.6″
6. 1916: 6.0″
7. 2012: 5.9″
8. 1951: 5.8″
9. 1909, 1961: 5.7″
10. 1902: 5.5″
11. 1947: 5.4″
12. 1883: 5.3″
13. 1933: 5.0″
14. 2012: 4.9″
15. 1974: 4.8″
16. 1968: 4.7″
17. 1929, 1958: 4.5″
18. 1932, 1950, 1981, 1989, 1995: 4.3″
19. 1935, 2010: 4.1″
20. 1906, 1966, 1977, 1999: 4.0″