Climate at a Glance

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Northeast Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
4.47"
(113.54mm)
3.66"
(92.96mm)
0.81"
(20.58mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1971 1903
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1984
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
7.83"
(198.88mm)
7.17"
(182.12mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1903
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1983
Ties: 1897, 1998
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
12.03"
(305.56mm)
10.57"
(268.48mm)
1.46"
(37.08mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 1915
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1983
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
16.07"
(408.18mm)
13.29"
(337.57mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
18.36"
(466.34mm)
16.44"
(417.58mm)
1.92"
(48.76mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1979
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
21.42"
(544.07mm)
19.74"
(501.40mm)
1.68"
(42.67mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
25.22"
(640.59mm)
23.27"
(591.06mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1971 1905
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
28.14"
(714.76mm)
26.68"
(677.67mm)
1.46"
(37.09mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1971 1925
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1984
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
31.86"
(809.24mm)
30.36"
(771.14mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
37.01"
(940.05mm)
34.19"
(868.43mm)
2.82"
(71.62mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
41.26"
(1,048.00mm)
38.17"
(969.52mm)
3.09"
(78.48mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
43.64"
(1,108.46mm)
42.03"
(1,067.56mm)
1.61"
(40.90mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
63.04"
(1,601.22mm)
61.76"
(1,568.70mm)
1.28"
(32.52mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
85.56"
(2,173.22mm)
84.01"
(2,133.85mm)
1.55"
(39.37mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1970 1966
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Ties: 1996
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
129.51"
(3,289.55mm)
126.02"
(3,200.91mm)
3.49"
(88.64mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1971 1967
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2007
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
168.36"
(4,276.34mm)
168.06"
(4,268.72mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1967
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2007
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
209.79"
(5,328.67mm)
210.01"
(5,334.25mm)
-0.22"
(-5.58mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1971 1967
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2008

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/