Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
3.41"
(86.61mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1970 1976
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1982
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
7.72"
(196.09mm)
5.09"
(129.29mm)
2.63"
(66.80mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2015
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
10.30"
(261.62mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1904
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1985
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
15.39"
(390.91mm)
11.37"
(288.80mm)
4.02"
(102.11mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1971 1939
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1926
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
20.71"
(526.03mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
5.84"
(148.33mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1926
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
24.58"
(624.33mm)
18.51"
(470.15mm)
6.07"
(154.18mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1926 1993
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
28.45"
(722.63mm)
22.59"
(573.79mm)
5.86"
(148.84mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1926 2015
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
30.95"
(786.13mm)
26.68"
(677.67mm)
4.27"
(108.46mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2015
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
36.48"
(926.59mm)
30.39"
(771.91mm)
6.09"
(154.68mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1901
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2015
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
39.33"
(998.98mm)
33.48"
(850.39mm)
5.85"
(148.59mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1971 1930
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2009
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
40.51"
(1,028.95mm)
35.34"
(897.64mm)
5.17"
(131.31mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1930
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2009
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
41.54"
(1,055.12mm)
37.47"
(951.74mm)
4.07"
(103.38mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 1901
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
60.21"
(1,529.33mm)
55.97"
(1,421.64mm)
4.24"
(107.69mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1953
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1927
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
73.75"
(1,873.25mm)
74.89"
(1,902.21mm)
-1.14"
(-28.96mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1964 1964
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2009
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
115.51"
(2,933.95mm)
112.28"
(2,851.91mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1971 1964
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
156.22"
(3,967.99mm)
149.70"
(3,802.38mm)
6.52"
(165.61mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
191.92"
(4,874.77mm)
187.12"
(4,752.85mm)
4.80"
(121.92mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/