Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Montana

Precipitation Rankings, October 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1972
1-Month
1.13"
(28.70mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1970 1987
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2016
Sep–Oct 1972
2-Month
2.39"
(60.71mm)
2.70"
(68.58mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1904
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2016
Aug–Oct 1972
3-Month
4.39"
(111.51mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
0.38"
(9.66mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1970 1904
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1985
Jul–Oct 1972
4-Month
6.27"
(159.26mm)
5.60"
(142.24mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1904
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1993
Jun–Oct 1972
5-Month
8.56"
(217.42mm)
8.46"
(214.88mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1904
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Ties: 1903, 1977
May–Oct 1972
6-Month
10.90"
(276.86mm)
10.88"
(276.35mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1971 1904
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Apr–Oct 1972
7-Month
12.11"
(307.59mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.28"
(-7.12mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1971 1904
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Mar–Oct 1972
8-Month
13.59"
(345.19mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-0.07"
(-1.77mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1971 1919
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1975
Ties: 1920
Feb–Oct 1972
9-Month
15.28"
(388.11mm)
14.72"
(373.89mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1975
Jan–Oct 1972
10-Month
17.70"
(449.58mm)
16.07"
(408.18mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1975
Ties: 1951
Dec 1971–Oct 1972
11-Month
19.50"
(495.30mm)
17.36"
(440.94mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1975
Nov 1971–Oct 1972
12-Month
20.43"
(518.92mm)
18.65"
(473.71mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2011
Ties: 1974
May 1971–Oct 1972
18-Month
30.04"
(763.02mm)
29.54"
(750.32mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2011
Nov 1970–Oct 1972
24-Month
39.38"
(1,000.25mm)
37.33"
(948.18mm)
2.05"
(52.07mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1975
Nov 1969–Oct 1972
36-Month
58.81"
(1,493.77mm)
56.01"
(1,422.65mm)
2.80"
(71.12mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1898
Ties: 1911
Nov 1968–Oct 1972
48-Month
78.03"
(1,981.96mm)
74.75"
(1,898.65mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1899
Nov 1967–Oct 1972
60-Month
98.02"
(2,489.71mm)
93.47"
(2,374.14mm)
4.55"
(115.57mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1970 1937
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1911

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/