Top 20 Wettest/Driest Decembers in Southeast Lower Michigan
 
Rank Detroit Area* Flint Bishop** Saginaw Area***
Wettest Driest Wettest Driest Wettest Driest
Total Year Total Year Total Year Total Year Total Year Total Year
1 5.19 1967 0.42 1900 4.65 1971 0.44 1969 5.33 1972 0.33 1939
2 4.83 1878 0.43 1943 4.03 1975 0.44 1943 4.83 1971 0.35 1958
3 4.79 1929 0.44 1960 4.00 1972 0.49 1960 4.67 1965 0.40 1960
4 4.73 1895 0.59 1958 3.76 1984 0.51 1993 4.19 1949 0.42 1943
5 4.62 1907 0.60 1874 3.75 1949 0.58 1958 3.85 1982 0.48 1900
6 4.62 1879 0.78 1993 3.57 1931 0.61 1962 3.77 2008 0.49 1919
7 4.60 1987 0.79 1976 3.41 2000 0.77 1997 3.77 1959 0.55 1993
8 4.60 1957 0.85 1995 3.33 1940 0.77 1939 3.71 1920 0.62 1969
9 4.53 1966 0.88 1917 3.23 1951 0.79 1963 3.42 1980 0.62 1930
10 4.37 1990 0.93 1896 3.03 1929 0.80 1955 3.36 1967 0.67 1976
11 4.17 1881 0.97 1919 2.95 1980 0.92 1976 3.34 1984 0.69 1981
12 4.07 2008 0.99 1913 2.90 1927 1.00 1989 3.31 1927 0.69 1913
13 4.00 1974 1.02 1962 2.81 2006 1.02 1941 3.24 1968 0.78 1997
14 3.93 1965 1.02 1939 2.79 2008 1.03 1926 3.22 1996 0.80 1922
15 3.79 1971 1.10 1930 2.79 1967 1.08 2002 3.21 1907 0.80 1912
16 3.78 1983 1.16 1998 2.77 1973 1.09 1921 3.11 1909 0.83 1934
17 3.77 1906 1.16 2002 2.75 1982 1.10 1930 2.99 1962 0.90 1917
18 3.66 1901 1.16 1888 2.70 1946 1.10 1922 2.97 2006 0.92 1941
19 3.65 2006 1.23 1890 2.68 1942 1.11 1961 2.93 1929 0.94 1915
20 3.59 1968 1.23 1880 2.64 1978 1.12 1945 2.91 1906 0.97 1935
* Detroit Area precipitation records date back to November 1874.
** Flint Bishop precipitation records date back to January 1921.
*** Saginaw Area precipitation records date back to January 1900.