Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 1973
1-Month
3.46"
(87.88mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
0.97"
(24.63mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1986
Aug–Sep 1973
2-Month
5.52"
(140.21mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1977
Jul–Sep 1973
3-Month
8.48"
(215.39mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1972 1930
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Jun–Sep 1973
4-Month
11.53"
(292.86mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1972 1930
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1915
Ties: 2008
May–Sep 1973
5-Month
14.56"
(369.82mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1915
Ties: 1992
Apr–Sep 1973
6-Month
17.89"
(454.41mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1915
Mar–Sep 1973
7-Month
21.89"
(556.01mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1973
Feb–Sep 1973
8-Month
23.85"
(605.79mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1930
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jan–Sep 1973
9-Month
26.33"
(668.78mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1972–Sep 1973
10-Month
29.35"
(745.49mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
3.81"
(96.77mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 1972–Sep 1973
11-Month
32.40"
(822.96mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
4.63"
(117.60mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 1972–Sep 1973
12-Month
35.15"
(892.81mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
5.21"
(132.33mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Apr 1972–Sep 1973
18-Month
51.77"
(1,314.96mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
5.57"
(141.48mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Oct 1971–Sep 1973
24-Month
65.99"
(1,676.15mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
6.07"
(154.18mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Oct 1970–Sep 1973
36-Month
95.66"
(2,429.76mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
5.79"
(147.06mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
15th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 1969–Sep 1973
48-Month
125.29"
(3,182.37mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
5.51"
(139.96mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2019
Oct 1968–Sep 1973
60-Month
156.40"
(3,972.56mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
6.74"
(171.20mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
19th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 8, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/