Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, October 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1972
1-Month
1.79"
(45.47mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1971 1917
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1962
Sep–Oct 1972
2-Month
2.54"
(64.52mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1995
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1962
Aug–Oct 1972
3-Month
2.73"
(69.34mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1971 1995, 2002
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1962
Jul–Oct 1972
4-Month
2.76"
(70.10mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
0.69"
(17.52mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1962
Jun–Oct 1972
5-Month
3.16"
(80.26mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
0.74"
(18.79mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1982
May–Oct 1972
6-Month
3.62"
(91.95mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1963 1957
Ties: 1939
Apr–Oct 1972
7-Month
5.03"
(127.76mm)
4.93"
(125.22mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1963
Mar–Oct 1972
8-Month
6.19"
(157.23mm)
8.14"
(206.76mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1970 2008
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Feb–Oct 1972
9-Month
8.17"
(207.52mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
-3.82"
(-97.03mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1970 1966
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Jan–Oct 1972
10-Month
10.01"
(254.25mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
-6.23"
(-158.25mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1966 2013
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Dec 1971–Oct 1972
11-Month
15.02"
(381.51mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
-4.85"
(-123.19mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1966 1977
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Nov 1971–Oct 1972
12-Month
17.22"
(437.39mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-5.22"
(-132.59mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1964 1977
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
May 1971–Oct 1972
18-Month
20.70"
(525.78mm)
25.75"
(654.05mm)
-5.05"
(-128.27mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1966 1977
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Nov 1970–Oct 1972
24-Month
40.48"
(1,028.19mm)
44.87"
(1,139.70mm)
-4.39"
(-111.51mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1965 1977
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Nov 1969–Oct 1972
36-Month
62.58"
(1,589.53mm)
67.29"
(1,709.17mm)
-4.71"
(-119.64mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1966 2014
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Nov 1968–Oct 1972
48-Month
94.46"
(2,399.28mm)
89.47"
(2,272.54mm)
4.99"
(126.74mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1968 2015
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Nov 1967–Oct 1972
60-Month
112.48"
(2,856.99mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1968 1991
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/