Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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California

Precipitation Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
2.97"
(75.44mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1967 1989
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1955
Ties: 1934
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
7.20"
(182.88mm)
6.15"
(156.21mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Ties: 1902
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
8.99"
(228.35mm)
7.34"
(186.44mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 2013
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
9.74"
(247.40mm)
7.79"
(197.87mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1971 2013
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
9.93"
(252.22mm)
8.04"
(204.22mm)
1.89"
(48.00mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1971 2013
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
9.96"
(252.98mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
1.75"
(44.45mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1971 2013
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
10.36"
(263.14mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1990
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
10.82"
(274.83mm)
9.44"
(239.78mm)
1.38"
(35.05mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1959
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
12.23"
(310.64mm)
11.08"
(281.43mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1971 1959
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1983
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
13.39"
(340.11mm)
14.29"
(362.97mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1969 1959
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
15.37"
(390.40mm)
18.14"
(460.76mm)
-2.77"
(-70.36mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1961 2013
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
17.21"
(437.13mm)
22.39"
(568.71mm)
-5.18"
(-131.58mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1961 2013
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
25.96"
(659.38mm)
30.66"
(778.76mm)
-4.70"
(-119.38mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1961 1976
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
35.45"
(900.43mm)
44.77"
(1,137.16mm)
-9.32"
(-236.73mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1949 2014
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
63.26"
(1,606.80mm)
67.22"
(1,707.39mm)
-3.96"
(-100.59mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1968 2015
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
93.86"
(2,384.04mm)
89.43"
(2,271.52mm)
4.43"
(112.52mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1969 1949
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
114.23"
(2,901.44mm)
111.65"
(2,835.91mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1968 1932
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1983
Ties: 1913

Citing This Page

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