Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, April 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1972
1-Month
2.26"
(57.40mm)
2.52"
(64.01mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1971 1987
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1957
Ties: 1924, 2002
Mar–Apr 1972
2-Month
4.39"
(111.51mm)
5.03"
(127.76mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1973
Feb–Apr 1972
3-Month
6.19"
(157.23mm)
7.16"
(181.86mm)
-0.97"
(-24.63mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1968 1910
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Jan–Apr 1972
4-Month
8.52"
(216.41mm)
9.48"
(240.79mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1998
Ties: 1898
Dec 1971–Apr 1972
5-Month
11.72"
(297.69mm)
11.82"
(300.23mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Nov 1971–Apr 1972
6-Month
13.75"
(349.25mm)
14.05"
(356.87mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Oct 1971–Apr 1972
7-Month
16.48"
(418.59mm)
16.22"
(411.99mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1971 1981
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Ties: 1947
Sep 1971–Apr 1972
8-Month
19.31"
(490.47mm)
18.71"
(475.23mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1918
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1946
Aug 1971–Apr 1972
9-Month
22.06"
(560.32mm)
21.33"
(541.78mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1918
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jul 1971–Apr 1972
10-Month
25.06"
(636.52mm)
24.12"
(612.65mm)
0.94"
(23.87mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jun 1971–Apr 1972
11-Month
27.59"
(700.79mm)
27.04"
(686.82mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
May 1971–Apr 1972
12-Month
30.51"
(774.95mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1918
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 2015
Nov 1970–Apr 1972
18-Month
43.27"
(1,099.06mm)
44.02"
(1,118.11mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
May 1970–Apr 1972
24-Month
59.37"
(1,508.00mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1955
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
May 1969–Apr 1972
36-Month
89.45"
(2,272.03mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1969 1955
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Ties: 1905
May 1968–Apr 1972
48-Month
121.30"
(3,081.02mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
1.53"
(38.86mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
May 1967–Apr 1972
60-Month
151.01"
(3,835.65mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
1.38"
(35.05mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/