Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, October 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1972
1-Month
2.75"
(69.85mm)
2.16"
(54.86mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1952
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2009
Ties: 1900
Sep–Oct 1972
2-Month
5.49"
(139.45mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1969 1952
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2018
Aug–Oct 1972
3-Month
8.13"
(206.50mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1952
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2018
Ties: 2002
Jul–Oct 1972
4-Month
11.06"
(280.92mm)
10.05"
(255.27mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1970 1952
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1941
Jun–Oct 1972
5-Month
14.16"
(359.66mm)
12.97"
(329.44mm)
1.19"
(30.22mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1952
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1941
Ties: 2017
May–Oct 1972
6-Month
17.11"
(434.59mm)
15.88"
(403.35mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1971 1952
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1941
Apr–Oct 1972
7-Month
19.37"
(492.00mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1952
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1941
Mar–Oct 1972
8-Month
21.50"
(546.10mm)
20.91"
(531.11mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2009
Ties: 1938
Feb–Oct 1972
9-Month
23.30"
(591.82mm)
23.04"
(585.22mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2018
Ties: 1965
Jan–Oct 1972
10-Month
25.63"
(651.00mm)
25.36"
(644.14mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1998
Dec 1971–Oct 1972
11-Month
28.83"
(732.28mm)
27.70"
(703.58mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2017
Nov 1971–Oct 1972
12-Month
30.86"
(783.84mm)
29.93"
(760.22mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1973
May 1971–Oct 1972
18-Month
47.62"
(1,209.55mm)
45.83"
(1,164.08mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Nov 1970–Oct 1972
24-Month
60.38"
(1,533.65mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2017
Ties: 1909
Nov 1969–Oct 1972
36-Month
90.19"
(2,290.83mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Nov 1968–Oct 1972
48-Month
121.93"
(3,097.02mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1998
Nov 1967–Oct 1972
60-Month
151.35"
(3,844.29mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
1.69"
(42.93mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1997

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/