Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Alabama

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
6.69"
(169.93mm)
4.24"
(107.70mm)
2.45"
(62.23mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1941, 2007
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1991
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
13.56"
(344.42mm)
9.05"
(229.87mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1941
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1991
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
25.34"
(643.64mm)
15.21"
(386.33mm)
10.13"
(257.31mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 2007
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1980
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
29.33"
(744.98mm)
20.39"
(517.91mm)
8.94"
(227.07mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 2007
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1929
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
35.23"
(894.84mm)
25.57"
(649.48mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 2007
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1929
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
43.46"
(1,103.88mm)
30.73"
(780.54mm)
12.73"
(323.34mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 2007
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
48.12"
(1,222.25mm)
34.54"
(877.32mm)
13.58"
(344.93mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1914
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1983
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
51.07"
(1,297.18mm)
37.42"
(950.47mm)
13.65"
(346.71mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1914
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
54.85"
(1,393.19mm)
41.21"
(1,046.73mm)
13.64"
(346.46mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1898
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1973
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
57.27"
(1,454.66mm)
45.56"
(1,157.22mm)
11.71"
(297.44mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1941
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2010
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
61.78"
(1,569.21mm)
51.03"
(1,296.16mm)
10.75"
(273.05mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1898
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1980
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
66.35"
(1,685.29mm)
55.37"
(1,406.40mm)
10.98"
(278.89mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1898
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1990
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
98.91"
(2,512.31mm)
86.24"
(2,190.50mm)
12.67"
(321.81mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1972 1898
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1980
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
122.50"
(3,111.50mm)
110.85"
(2,815.59mm)
11.65"
(295.91mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1972 1898
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1976
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
182.57"
(4,637.28mm)
166.37"
(4,225.80mm)
16.20"
(411.48mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1972 1898
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1976
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
233.34"
(5,926.84mm)
221.62"
(5,629.15mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1976
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
283.73"
(7,206.74mm)
276.77"
(7,029.96mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1976

Citing This Page

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