Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Kentucky

Precipitation Rankings, January 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1972
1-Month
5.65"
(143.51mm)
4.20"
(106.68mm)
1.45"
(36.83mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1981
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1937
Dec 1971–Jan 1972
2-Month
9.17"
(232.92mm)
8.25"
(209.55mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1971 1981
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1937
Nov 1971–Jan 1972
3-Month
11.12"
(282.45mm)
11.87"
(301.50mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1937
Oct 1971–Jan 1972
4-Month
12.77"
(324.36mm)
14.68"
(372.87mm)
-1.91"
(-48.51mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1920
Sep 1971–Jan 1972
5-Month
17.05"
(433.07mm)
17.90"
(454.66mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1970 1964
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1937
Ties: 1982
Aug 1971–Jan 1972
6-Month
20.46"
(519.68mm)
21.63"
(549.40mm)
-1.17"
(-29.72mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1970 1940
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1927
Jul 1971–Jan 1972
7-Month
26.80"
(680.72mm)
25.97"
(659.64mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1916
Ties: 1923
Jun 1971–Jan 1972
8-Month
31.19"
(792.23mm)
30.23"
(767.84mm)
0.96"
(24.39mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1916
Ties: 1915
May 1971–Jan 1972
9-Month
36.83"
(935.48mm)
34.56"
(877.82mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1916
Apr 1971–Jan 1972
10-Month
39.53"
(1,004.06mm)
38.64"
(981.46mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2012
Mar 1971–Jan 1972
11-Month
41.70"
(1,059.18mm)
43.34"
(1,100.84mm)
-1.64"
(-41.66mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1918
Feb 1971–Jan 1972
12-Month
46.48"
(1,180.59mm)
46.95"
(1,192.53mm)
-0.47"
(-11.94mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Aug 1970–Jan 1972
18-Month
70.64"
(1,794.26mm)
68.58"
(1,741.93mm)
2.06"
(52.33mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1972
24-Month
96.44"
(2,449.58mm)
93.97"
(2,386.84mm)
2.47"
(62.74mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1955
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2020
Feb 1969–Jan 1972
36-Month
136.00"
(3,454.40mm)
140.98"
(3,580.89mm)
-4.98"
(-126.49mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1955
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2021
Feb 1968–Jan 1972
48-Month
182.71"
(4,640.83mm)
188.03"
(4,775.96mm)
-5.32"
(-135.13mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1970 1905
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2021
Feb 1967–Jan 1972
60-Month
231.45"
(5,878.83mm)
234.98"
(5,968.49mm)
-3.53"
(-89.66mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1905
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 17, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/