2008: Now the Wettest Year on Record in Chicago - and More Coming (Updated 6 AM Dec 27)

This year is now officially the wettest year on record in Chicago!  Here are
the top 10 wettest years in Chicago:


Rank

Year

Precipitation

1

2008*

49.84*

2

1983

49.35

3

1970

46.09

4

1954

45.92

5

1883

45.86

6

2001

45.77

7

1993

44.90

8

1982

44.68

9

1885

44.37

10

1957

44.29

* = Preliminary total through 6 AM Dec 27th

To help put into perspective just how wet this year has been, here is a look back
at the year precipitation totals since 1950 in Chicago:

yearly precipitation totals 



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