Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

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
0.85"
(21.59mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1972 1919, 1928
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1916
Dec 1972–Jan 1973
2-Month
2.11"
(53.59mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1972 1904
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Nov 1972–Jan 1973
3-Month
3.47"
(88.14mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1972 1904
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1979
Ties: 1968
Oct 1972–Jan 1973
4-Month
6.99"
(177.55mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
2.98"
(75.70mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1904
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1979
Sep 1972–Jan 1973
5-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
5.39"
(136.91mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1904
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2005
Aug 1972–Jan 1973
6-Month
10.88"
(276.35mm)
7.39"
(187.71mm)
3.49"
(88.64mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1972 1904
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1973
Jul 1972–Jan 1973
7-Month
12.31"
(312.67mm)
9.27"
(235.46mm)
3.04"
(77.21mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1972 1904
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1985
Jun 1972–Jan 1973
8-Month
13.78"
(350.01mm)
10.20"
(259.08mm)
3.58"
(90.93mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1985
May 1972–Jan 1973
9-Month
14.44"
(366.78mm)
11.32"
(287.53mm)
3.12"
(79.25mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1942
Apr 1972–Jan 1973
10-Month
14.95"
(379.73mm)
12.40"
(314.96mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1942
Mar 1972–Jan 1973
11-Month
15.22"
(386.59mm)
13.54"
(343.92mm)
1.68"
(42.67mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1942
Feb 1972–Jan 1973
12-Month
15.38"
(390.65mm)
14.54"
(369.32mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1942
Aug 1971–Jan 1973
18-Month
23.94"
(608.08mm)
21.93"
(557.02mm)
2.01"
(51.06mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1972 2003
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1942
Feb 1971–Jan 1973
24-Month
29.06"
(738.12mm)
29.04"
(737.62mm)
0.02"
(0.50mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1907
Feb 1970–Jan 1973
36-Month
41.93"
(1,065.02mm)
43.52"
(1,105.41mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1908
Feb 1969–Jan 1973
48-Month
57.42"
(1,458.47mm)
58.00"
(1,473.20mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1987
Feb 1968–Jan 1973
60-Month
71.31"
(1,811.27mm)
72.47"
(1,840.74mm)
-1.16"
(-29.47mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 6, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/