Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1973
1-Month
2.48"
(62.99mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
Dec 1972–Jan 1973
2-Month
5.50"
(139.70mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 1981
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1932
Nov 1972–Jan 1973
3-Month
8.55"
(217.17mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Oct 1972–Jan 1973
4-Month
11.30"
(287.02mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
2.24"
(56.90mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
7th Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Sep 1972–Jan 1973
5-Month
14.04"
(356.62mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1940
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1972–Jan 1973
6-Month
16.68"
(423.67mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1940
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1972–Jan 1973
7-Month
19.61"
(498.09mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1940
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1972–Jan 1973
8-Month
22.71"
(576.83mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
May 1972–Jan 1973
9-Month
25.66"
(651.76mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
2.87"
(72.89mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Apr 1972–Jan 1973
10-Month
27.92"
(709.17mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
2.60"
(66.04mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1940
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Mar 1972–Jan 1973
11-Month
30.05"
(763.27mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1974
Feb 1972–Jan 1973
12-Month
31.85"
(808.99mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1974
Aug 1971–Jan 1973
18-Month
47.72"
(1,212.09mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
3.58"
(90.93mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1972 1955
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Feb 1971–Jan 1973
24-Month
62.48"
(1,586.99mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1973
36-Month
92.12"
(2,339.85mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.26"
(57.41mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Feb 1969–Jan 1973
48-Month
121.83"
(3,094.48mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
Feb 1968–Jan 1973
60-Month
153.06"
(3,887.72mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
3.43"
(87.12mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/