Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Alabama

Precipitation Rankings, October 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1972
1-Month
2.95"
(74.93mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1971 1963
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1995
Sep–Oct 1972
2-Month
6.73"
(170.94mm)
6.61"
(167.89mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1904
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2009
Aug–Oct 1972
3-Month
9.15"
(232.41mm)
10.96"
(278.38mm)
-1.81"
(-45.97mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1968 1954
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2009
Jul–Oct 1972
4-Month
13.66"
(346.96mm)
16.40"
(416.56mm)
-2.74"
(-69.60mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1968 1954
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Jun–Oct 1972
5-Month
18.23"
(463.04mm)
20.68"
(525.27mm)
-2.45"
(-62.23mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1968 1954
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
May–Oct 1972
6-Month
22.67"
(575.82mm)
24.92"
(632.97mm)
-2.25"
(-57.15mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1968 1954
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2017
Apr–Oct 1972
7-Month
25.06"
(636.52mm)
29.73"
(755.14mm)
-4.67"
(-118.62mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1968 1954
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Mar–Oct 1972
8-Month
30.99"
(787.15mm)
35.89"
(911.61mm)
-4.90"
(-124.46mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1968 1954
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Feb–Oct 1972
9-Month
34.55"
(877.57mm)
41.07"
(1,043.18mm)
-6.52"
(-165.61mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1954
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Jan–Oct 1972
10-Month
43.07"
(1,093.98mm)
46.25"
(1,174.75mm)
-3.18"
(-80.77mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1968 1954
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Dec 1971–Oct 1972
11-Month
50.79"
(1,290.07mm)
51.41"
(1,305.81mm)
-0.62"
(-15.74mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1968 2000
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Nov 1971–Oct 1972
12-Month
53.28"
(1,353.31mm)
55.22"
(1,402.59mm)
-1.94"
(-49.28mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1968 2000
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Ties: 2002
May 1971–Oct 1972
18-Month
78.45"
(1,992.63mm)
80.31"
(2,039.87mm)
-1.86"
(-47.24mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1969 2000
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Nov 1970–Oct 1972
24-Month
110.06"
(2,795.52mm)
110.73"
(2,812.54mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1969 2007
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Nov 1969–Oct 1972
36-Month
165.37"
(4,200.40mm)
166.24"
(4,222.50mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1970 2008
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1975
Nov 1968–Oct 1972
48-Month
220.71"
(5,606.03mm)
221.58"
(5,628.13mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1971 1899
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1976
Nov 1967–Oct 1972
60-Month
266.88"
(6,778.75mm)
276.79"
(7,030.47mm)
-9.91"
(-251.72mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1971 1955
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1977

Citing This Page

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