Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Pennsylvania

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
4.73"
(120.14mm)
3.93"
(99.82mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1964
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1989
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
8.90"
(226.06mm)
7.57"
(192.28mm)
1.33"
(33.78mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1971 1926
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2011
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
12.18"
(309.37mm)
11.06"
(280.92mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1926
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2011
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
16.21"
(411.73mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2011
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
18.71"
(475.23mm)
16.71"
(424.43mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2011
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
21.88"
(555.75mm)
19.81"
(503.17mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
25.57"
(649.48mm)
23.02"
(584.71mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1952
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
28.08"
(713.23mm)
26.19"
(665.23mm)
1.89"
(48.00mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1925
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2011
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
32.68"
(830.07mm)
29.75"
(755.65mm)
2.93"
(74.42mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
37.21"
(945.13mm)
33.62"
(853.95mm)
3.59"
(91.18mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
41.58"
(1,056.13mm)
37.82"
(960.63mm)
3.76"
(95.50mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
44.29"
(1,124.97mm)
41.97"
(1,066.04mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
62.84"
(1,596.14mm)
61.76"
(1,568.70mm)
1.08"
(27.44mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
88.74"
(2,254.00mm)
83.91"
(2,131.31mm)
4.83"
(122.69mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
130.46"
(3,313.68mm)
125.93"
(3,198.62mm)
4.53"
(115.06mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1971 1965
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
164.65"
(4,182.11mm)
167.92"
(4,265.17mm)
-3.27"
(-83.06mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
205.21"
(5,212.33mm)
209.84"
(5,329.94mm)
-4.63"
(-117.61mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1971 1967
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2008

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on December 8, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/