Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1972
1-Month
2.64"
(67.06mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1970 1929
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1977
Jul–Aug 1972
2-Month
5.57"
(141.48mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1970 1930
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Ties: 1949, 1974, 1986, 1987
Jun–Aug 1972
3-Month
8.67"
(220.22mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1930
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1928
Ties: 1907, 1909
May–Aug 1972
4-Month
11.62"
(295.15mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Ties: 1987
Apr–Aug 1972
5-Month
13.88"
(352.55mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Mar–Aug 1972
6-Month
16.01"
(406.65mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1905
Feb–Aug 1972
7-Month
17.81"
(452.37mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jan–Aug 1972
8-Month
20.14"
(511.56mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.57"
(-14.47mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1947
Dec 1971–Aug 1972
9-Month
23.34"
(592.84mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Nov 1971–Aug 1972
10-Month
25.37"
(644.40mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Oct 1971–Aug 1972
11-Month
28.10"
(713.74mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Sep 1971–Aug 1972
12-Month
30.93"
(785.62mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1996
Mar 1971–Aug 1972
18-Month
46.07"
(1,170.18mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Sep 1970–Aug 1972
24-Month
60.83"
(1,545.08mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.91"
(23.11mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1971 1918
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Sep 1969–Aug 1972
36-Month
89.70"
(2,278.38mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Sep 1968–Aug 1972
48-Month
120.82"
(3,068.83mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Sep 1967–Aug 1972
60-Month
150.69"
(3,827.53mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/