Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Minnesota

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
3.54"
(89.92mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1971 1900
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1938
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
5.47"
(138.94mm)
5.18"
(131.57mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1896
Ties: 1913
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
6.70"
(170.18mm)
6.44"
(163.58mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1896
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
7.31"
(185.67mm)
7.13"
(181.10mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1896
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
8.26"
(209.80mm)
7.92"
(201.17mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1896
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
8.93"
(226.82mm)
8.73"
(221.74mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1971 1958
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1896
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
10.93"
(277.62mm)
10.01"
(254.25mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1900
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2001
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
16.74"
(425.20mm)
11.94"
(303.28mm)
4.80"
(121.92mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1971 1926
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2001
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
19.75"
(501.65mm)
14.86"
(377.44mm)
4.89"
(124.21mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1971 1900
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
21.84"
(554.74mm)
18.33"
(465.58mm)
3.51"
(89.16mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Ties: 2008
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
25.09"
(637.29mm)
21.94"
(557.28mm)
3.15"
(80.01mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
29.96"
(760.98mm)
26.01"
(660.65mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
38.27"
(972.06mm)
34.71"
(881.63mm)
3.56"
(90.43mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1971 1911
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
56.23"
(1,428.24mm)
52.01"
(1,321.05mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2017
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
81.85"
(2,078.99mm)
77.96"
(1,980.18mm)
3.89"
(98.81mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1970 1935
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
115.10"
(2,923.54mm)
103.89"
(2,638.81mm)
11.21"
(284.73mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1906 2019
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
137.77"
(3,499.36mm)
129.81"
(3,297.17mm)
7.96"
(202.19mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/