Climate at a Glance

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Southwest 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
1.26"
(32.00mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1970 1917, 1976
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1965
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
2.62"
(66.55mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1903
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1978
Ties: 1992
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
6.14"
(155.96mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
3.09"
(78.49mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1971 1917
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1972
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
7.84"
(199.14mm)
4.41"
(112.01mm)
3.43"
(87.13mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
10.03"
(254.76mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
3.60"
(91.44mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
11.46"
(291.08mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
3.16"
(80.26mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
12.93"
(328.42mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
3.69"
(93.72mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
13.59"
(345.19mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
3.24"
(82.30mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
14.10"
(358.14mm)
11.41"
(289.81mm)
2.69"
(68.33mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
14.37"
(365.00mm)
12.57"
(319.28mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
14.53"
(369.06mm)
13.57"
(344.68mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1941
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
14.83"
(376.68mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1941
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
24.71"
(627.63mm)
22.83"
(579.88mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
28.68"
(728.47mm)
29.08"
(738.63mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1941
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
41.49"
(1,053.85mm)
43.59"
(1,107.19mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1907
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
58.09"
(1,475.49mm)
58.08"
(1,475.23mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1986
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
70.99"
(1,803.15mm)
72.55"
(1,842.77mm)
-1.56"
(-39.62mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/