Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
2.21"
(56.13mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1971 1943
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2015
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
3.90"
(99.06mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1970 1976
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2015
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
6.44"
(163.58mm)
5.38"
(136.65mm)
1.06"
(26.93mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1976
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1982
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
10.84"
(275.34mm)
8.74"
(222.00mm)
2.10"
(53.34mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1969 1976
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
15.58"
(395.73mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
3.31"
(84.07mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
20.89"
(530.61mm)
15.84"
(402.34mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1900
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
23.87"
(606.30mm)
19.89"
(505.21mm)
3.98"
(101.09mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2010
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
27.14"
(689.36mm)
23.31"
(592.07mm)
3.83"
(97.29mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Ties: 1991
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
29.62"
(752.35mm)
25.81"
(655.57mm)
3.81"
(96.78mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
31.36"
(796.54mm)
27.52"
(699.01mm)
3.84"
(97.53mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
32.16"
(816.86mm)
28.54"
(724.92mm)
3.62"
(91.94mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
33.11"
(840.99mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
3.43"
(87.12mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
50.11"
(1,272.79mm)
45.59"
(1,157.99mm)
4.52"
(114.80mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
63.22"
(1,605.79mm)
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1971 1989
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
94.30"
(2,395.22mm)
89.07"
(2,262.38mm)
5.23"
(132.84mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1989
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Ties: 1943
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
123.81"
(3,144.77mm)
118.71"
(3,015.23mm)
5.10"
(129.54mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
158.48"
(4,025.39mm)
148.36"
(3,768.34mm)
10.12"
(257.05mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1906 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 11, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/