Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, December 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1973
1-Month
0.66"
(16.76mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1970 1917, 1976
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1965
Ties: 1970
Nov–Dec 1973
2-Month
1.52"
(38.61mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1970 1903
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1978
Ties: 1993
Oct–Dec 1973
3-Month
1.91"
(48.51mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
-1.14"
(-28.96mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1956 1917
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1972
Sep–Dec 1973
4-Month
2.85"
(72.39mm)
4.41"
(112.01mm)
-1.56"
(-39.62mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Aug–Dec 1973
5-Month
3.97"
(100.84mm)
6.43"
(163.32mm)
-2.46"
(-62.48mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Jul–Dec 1973
6-Month
6.06"
(153.92mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Jun–Dec 1973
7-Month
6.95"
(176.53mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
-2.29"
(-58.17mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
May–Dec 1973
8-Month
8.29"
(210.57mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-2.06"
(-52.32mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Apr–Dec 1973
9-Month
9.37"
(238.00mm)
11.41"
(289.81mm)
-2.04"
(-51.81mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1962 1956
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Mar–Dec 1973
10-Month
11.68"
(296.67mm)
12.57"
(319.28mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Feb–Dec 1973
11-Month
12.84"
(326.14mm)
13.57"
(344.68mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Jan–Dec 1973
12-Month
13.69"
(347.73mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Jul 1972–Dec 1973
18-Month
25.15"
(638.81mm)
22.83"
(579.88mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Jan 1972–Dec 1973
24-Month
28.52"
(724.41mm)
29.08"
(738.63mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1941
Ties: 2011, 2014
Jan 1971–Dec 1973
36-Month
42.37"
(1,076.20mm)
43.59"
(1,107.19mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1907
Jan 1970–Dec 1973
48-Month
55.18"
(1,401.57mm)
58.08"
(1,475.23mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1964 1956
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1986
Jan 1969–Dec 1973
60-Month
71.78"
(1,823.21mm)
72.55"
(1,842.77mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/