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Saint Cloud's Top Ten Lists of Monthly Precipitation

Top 10 Lists:

ANNUAL (95 Years; Average = 24.54 IN; Standard Deviation = 6.31 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
41.01 IN
1897
1
14.64 IN
1910
2
39.32 IN
1965
2
14.93 IN
1976
3
37.26 IN
1951
3
18.20 IN
1933
4
36.69 IN
1905
4
18.30 IN
1901
5
36.18 IN
1983
5
18.31 IN
1992
6
35.71 IN
1903
6
18.54 IN
1923
7
35.59 IN
1977
7
19.12 IN
1925
8
35.42 IN
1986
8
19.46 IN
1989
9
35.16 IN
2002
9
19.54 IN
1987
10
35.13 IN
1899
10
19.62 IN
1930
12 Wettest Months in Recorded History (1893-current)
WETTEST
 
Rank
Precipitation
Month
     
1
12.81 IN
July 1897
     
2
10.72 IN
Sept 1926
     
3
10.56 IN
June 1920
     
4
10.53 IN
July 1903
     
5
10.52 IN
June 1990
     
6
9.68 IN
May 1912
     
7
9.52 IN
June 1983
     
8
9.49 IN
July 1913
     
9
9.48 IN
Sept 1985
     
10
9.34 IN
June 1953
     
11
9.28 IN
August 1900
     
12
9.08 IN
June 1952
     
WINTER (106 Years; Average = 2.13 IN; Standard Deviation = 0.92 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
5.34 IN
1921-1922
1
0.53 IN
1901-1902
2
5.16 IN
1968-1969
2
0.66 IN
1923-1924
3
4.91 IN
1950-1951
3
0.78 IN
2002-2003
4
4.41 IN
2010-2011
4
0.86 IN
1986-1987
5
4.18 IN
2013-2014
5
0.88 IN
1963-1964
6
3.97 IN
1978-1979
6
0.94 IN
1958-1959
7 (tie)
3.68 IN
1916-1917
7
0.96 IN
1962-1963
7 (tie)
3.68 IN
1951-1952
8
0.99 IN
1932-1933
9
3.53 IN
1966-1967
9
1.00 IN
1960-1961
10
3.37 IN
1949-1950
10
1.04 IN
1926-1927
SPRING (110 Years; Average = 6.93 IN; Standard Deviation = 2.71 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
16.02 IN
1894
1
1.95 IN
1926
2
13.84 IN
2014
2
2.08 IN
1934
3
13.65 IN
1965
3
2.26 IN
1967
4
13.32 IN
2001
4
2.41 IN
1900
5
12.92 IN
1912
5
2.78 IN
1955
6
12.51 IN
2012
6
2.86 IN
1980
7
12.49 IN
1938
7
2.93 IN
1987
8
11.95 IN
1903
8
3.11 IN
1997
9
11.93 IN
1896
9
3.57 IN
1925
10
11.56 IN
1991
10
3.60 IN
1910
SUMMER (110 Years; Average = 11.40 IN; Standard Deviation = 3.50 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
22.06 IN
1897
1
3.51 IN
1950
2
19.79 IN
1905
2
5.53 IN
1929
3
19.43 IN
1952
3
5.56 IN
1894
4
19.05 IN
1990
4
6.38 IN
1910
5
17.80 IN
1956
5(tie)
6.52 IN
1922
6
17.53 IN
1951
5(tie)
6.52 IN
1930
7
16.96 IN
1957
7
6.62 IN
1893
8
16.78 IN
1986
8
6.72 IN
1936
9
16.33 IN
1955
9
6.74 IN
1996
10
16.20 IN
1926
10
6.81 IN
2001
FALL (103 Years; Average = 6.26 IN; Standard Deviation = 2.62 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
13.47 IN
1926
1
0.61 IN
1952
2
12.91 IN
2005
2
1.92 IN
1923
3
12.75 IN
1983
3
1.95 IN
1976
4
12.19 IN
1985
4
2.47 IN
1912
5
11.84 IN
1971
5
2.48 IN
1917
6
11.21 IN
1982
6
2.55 IN
1964
7
11.12 IN
1968
7
2.61 IN
1939
8
10.30 IN
2002
8
2.71 IN
1967
9
10.27 IN
1934
9
2.78 IN
1937
10
10.09 IN
1900
10
2.85 IN
1966
JANUARY (112 Years; Average = 0.76 IN; Standard Deviation = 0.55 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
2.75 IN
1897
1
0.00 IN
1898
2
2.52 IN
1969
2
0.02 IN
1942
3
2.39 IN
1975
3
0.06 IN
1990
4
2.16 IN
1916
4(tie)
0.07 IN
1931
5
2.12 IN
1950
4(tie)
0.07 IN
1961
6
1.99 IN
1967
6
0.09 IN
1974
7
1.88 IN
1922
7
0.14 IN
1924
8
1.85 IN
1917
8
0.15 IN
1948
9
1.80 IN
2005
9
0.16 IN
2007
10
1.72 IN
1997
10(tie)
0.17 IN
2003
     
10(tie)
0.17 IN
2008
 
FEBRUARY (112 Years; Average = 0.70 IN; Standard Deviation = 0.56 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
2.94 IN
1922
1(tie)
0.00 IN
1894
2
2.76 IN
1951
1(tie)
0.00 IN
1921
3
2.22 IN
1919
3(tie)
TRACE
1901
4
1.79 IN
2002
3(tie)
TRACE
1902
5
1.78 IN
1898
5
0.04 IN
1964
6
1.67 IN
1979
6
0.05 IN
1934
7
1.61 IN
1953
7
0.07 IN
1999
8
1.58 IN
1955
8
0.09 IN
1960
9
1.53 IN
1971
9
0.10 IN
1912
10
1.46 IN
2001
10
0.12 IN
1987
MARCH (113 Years; Average = 1.31 IN; Standard Deviation = 0.85 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
4.66 IN
2009
1
0.01 IN
1989
2
4.53 IN
1897
2
0.10 IN
1959
3
3.43 IN
1965
3(tie)
0.14 IN
1887
4
3.33 IN
2007
3(tie)
0.14 IN
1909
5
3.14 IN
1920
5
0.18 IN
1910
6
3.09 IN
1990
6
0.20 IN
1923
7
3.05 IN
1896
7
0.24 IN
1895
8
3.03 IN
1977
8
0.27 IN
1939
9
3.02 IN
1979
9
0.28 IN
1912
10
2.98 IN
1917
10
0.31 IN
1971
APRIL (111 Years; Average = 2.25 IN; Standard Deviation = 1.44 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
8.42 IN
2001
1
0.05 IN
1987
2
6.31 IN
1896
2
0.08 IN
1926
3
5.90 IN
2014
3
0.21 IN
1907
4
5.74 IN
1893
4
0.25 IN
1934
5
5.55 IN
1986
5
0.32 IN
1898
6
5.31 IN
1954
6
0.34 IN
1959
7
4.93 IN
1894
7
0.46 IN
1933
8
4.73 IN
2003
8
0.48 IN
1980
9
4.68 IN
1991
9
0.59 IN
1930
10
4.51 IN
1968
10
0.67 IN
1996
MAY (110 Years; Average = 3.36 IN; Standard Deviation =1.79 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
9.68 IN
1912
1
0.20 IN
1900
2
8.76 IN
2012
2
0.32 IN
1948
3
8.54 IN
1894
3
0.82 IN
1967
4
8.01 IN
1962
4
0.88 IN
1955
5
6.80 IN
1938
5
0.93 IN
1976
6
6.78 IN
1965
6
0.98 IN
1926
7
6.77 IN
1908
7
1.01 IN
1934
8
6.74 IN
2014
8
1.02 IN
1917
9
6.73 IN
2004
9
1.07 IN
1925
10(tie)
6.50 IN
1906
10
1.13 IN
1994
JUNE (110 Years; Average = 4.37 IN; Standard Deviation = 2.20 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
10.56 IN
1920
1
0.05 IN
1988
2
10.52 IN
1990
2
0.54 IN
1893
3
9.52 IN
1983
3
0.80 IN
1936
4
9.34 IN
1953
4
1.19 IN
1929
5
9.08 IN
1952
5
1.26 IN
1903
6
8.54 IN
1957
6
1.30 IN
1964
7
8.35 IN
1914
7
1.33 IN
1950
8
8.11 IN
1984
8
1.64 IN
1918
9
7.85 IN
1951
9
1.85 IN
1910
10
7.61 IN
1906
10
1.91 IN
1972
JULY (110 Years; Average = 3.43 IN; Standard Deviation = 2.01 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
12.81 IN
1897
1
0.21 IN
1975
2
10.53 IN
1903
2
0.51 IN
1894
3
9.49 IN
1913
3
0.59 IN
1967
4
8.00 IN
1955
4
0.63 IN
1910
5
7.53 IN
1986
5
0.75 IN
1920
6
7.26 IN
1972
6
0.86 IN
1922
7
6.89 IN
1997
7
0.90 IN
1914
8
6.20 IN
1962
8
0.94 IN
1936
9
5.93 IN
1949
9
1.21 IN
1979
10
5.87 IN
1904
10
1.23 IN
1941
AUGUST (111 Years; Average = 3.59 IN; Standard Deviation = 1.93 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
9.28 IN
1900
1
0.42 IN
1933
2
7.91 IN
1899
2
0.46 IN
1950
3
7.55 IN
1956
3
0.60 IN
1976
4
7.35 IN
1995
4
0.69 IN
2003
5
7.22 IN
1926
5
0.77 IN
1946
6
7.01 IN
1980
6
0.85 IN
2013
7
6.96 IN
1905
7
0.89 IN
1920
8(tie)
6.95 IN
1952
8
0.90 IN
1894
8(tie)
6.95 IN
1958
9
1.00 IN
1923
10
6.66 IN
1964
10
1.16 IN
1922
SEPTEMBER (110 Years; Average = 2.97 IN; Standard Deviation = 1.90 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
10.72 IN
1926
1
0.07 IN
1952
2
9.48 IN
1985
2
0.24 IN
2012
3
7.16 IN
2010
3
0.61 IN
2009
4
7.12 IN
1900
4
0.68 IN
1943
5
6.67 IN
2002
5(tie)
0.74 IN
1922
6
6.60 IN
1929
5(tie)
0.74 IN
2011
7
6.55 IN
1983
7
0.78 IN
1932
8
6.49 IN
1914
8
0.80 IN
1919
9
6.28 IN
1986
9
0.81 IN
1893
10
6.12 IN
1934
10
0.84 IN
1918
OCTOBER (108 Years; Average = 2.01 IN; Standard Deviation = 1.51 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
7.94 IN
1899
1
0.00 IN
1895
2
6.16 IN
1971
2(tie)
0.07 IN
1944
3
6.02 IN
2009
2(tie)
0.07 IN
1952
4
5.84 IN
1984
4
0.14 IN
1978
5
5.80 IN
1968
5(tie)
0.19 IN
1962
6
5.10 IN
1970
5(tie)
0.19 IN
1964
7
5.01 IN
1904
7
0.32 IN
1960
8
4.87 IN
1911
8
0.33 IN
1945
9
4.81 IN
2005
9
0.34 IN
1938
10
4.52 IN
1982
10
0.38 IN
1942
NOVEMBER (108 Years; Average = 1.28 IN; Standard Deviation = 0.98 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
4.16 IN
1922
1(tie)
TRACE
1916
2
4.02 IN
1931
1(tie)
TRACE
1939
3
3.83 IN
1996
3(tie)
0.01 IN
1912
4
3.74 IN
1977
3(tie)
0.01 IN
1941
5
3.24 IN
1975
3(tie)
0.01 IN
2007
6
3.14 IN
1940
6
0.05 IN
1917
7
3.11 IN
1983
7
0.08 IN
1904
8
3.09 IN
2000
8
0.11 IN
2002
9
2.99 IN
1918
9(tie)
0.14 IN
1967
10
2.83 IN
2001
9(tie)
0.14 IN
1976
DECEMBER (109 Years; Average = 0.68 IN; Standard Deviation = 0.50 IN)
WETTEST
DRIEST
Rank
Precipitation
Year
Rank
Precipitation
Year
1
2.56 IN
2010
1(tie)
0.00 IN
1895
2
2.04 IN
1969
1(tie)
0.00 IN
1896
3
1.95 IN
1968
1(tie)
0.00 IN
1898
4
1.81 IN
1984
4(tie)
TRACE
1905
5
1.80 IN
1950
4(tie)
TRACE
1913
6
1.77 IN
2013
6
0.01 IN
1943
7
1.75 IN
1927
7
0.03 IN
1947
8
1.74 IN
1945
8
0.05 IN
1914
9
1.72 IN
1982
9
0.08 IN
1930
10
1.69 IN
1959
10(tie)
0.13 IN
1952
 
10(tie)
0.13 IN
1962

 

Historic precipitation data provided courtesy of Ralph Nistler, former Meteorologist-In-Charge of the Saint Cloud National Weather Service Office, and NOAA/NWS

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