Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
2.50"
(63.50mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1964 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1995
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
8.03"
(203.96mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1927
Ties: 1937
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
10.88"
(276.35mm)
10.89"
(276.61mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1927
Ties: 1946
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
12.06"
(306.32mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
13.09"
(332.49mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-1.78"
(-45.21mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Ties: 2005
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
18.60"
(472.44mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
20.21"
(513.33mm)
19.95"
(506.73mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
21.86"
(555.24mm)
22.74"
(577.60mm)
-0.88"
(-22.36mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
25.11"
(637.79mm)
26.24"
(666.50mm)
-1.13"
(-28.71mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1927
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
26.82"
(681.23mm)
29.74"
(755.40mm)
-2.92"
(-74.17mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1965 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1927
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
31.76"
(806.70mm)
33.37"
(847.60mm)
-1.61"
(-40.90mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1927
Ties: 1924
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
34.75"
(882.65mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
-2.68"
(-68.07mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1967 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1927
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
46.73"
(1,186.94mm)
54.62"
(1,387.35mm)
-7.89"
(-200.41mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1964 1902
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2009
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
71.75"
(1,822.45mm)
74.85"
(1,901.19mm)
-3.10"
(-78.74mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1965 1941
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1974
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
113.89"
(2,892.81mm)
112.24"
(2,850.90mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1969 1902
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
150.51"
(3,822.95mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
189.86"
(4,822.44mm)
187.07"
(4,751.58mm)
2.79"
(70.86mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 11, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/