Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Washington

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
2.03"
(51.56mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1970 1924
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1948
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
6.11"
(155.19mm)
5.08"
(129.03mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1924
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1948
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
12.69"
(322.33mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
3.46"
(87.89mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1971 1924
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2011
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
19.99"
(507.75mm)
13.96"
(354.58mm)
6.03"
(153.17mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1971 1973
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2017
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
27.71"
(703.83mm)
20.03"
(508.76mm)
7.68"
(195.07mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1961
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
35.68"
(906.27mm)
26.54"
(674.12mm)
9.14"
(232.15mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
41.43"
(1,052.32mm)
32.67"
(829.82mm)
8.76"
(222.50mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1974
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
44.76"
(1,136.90mm)
36.36"
(923.54mm)
8.40"
(213.36mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1974
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
47.73"
(1,212.34mm)
38.32"
(973.33mm)
9.41"
(239.01mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1974
Ties: 1934
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
48.47"
(1,231.14mm)
39.35"
(999.49mm)
9.12"
(231.65mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 1974
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
49.27"
(1,251.46mm)
40.24"
(1,022.10mm)
9.03"
(229.36mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 1974
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
51.84"
(1,316.74mm)
42.13"
(1,070.10mm)
9.71"
(246.64mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1921 1974
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
84.77"
(2,153.16mm)
68.67"
(1,744.22mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1971 1930
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
98.32"
(2,497.33mm)
84.30"
(2,141.22mm)
14.02"
(356.11mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1971 1930
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1997
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
136.64"
(3,470.66mm)
126.40"
(3,210.56mm)
10.24"
(260.10mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1998
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
184.29"
(4,680.97mm)
168.49"
(4,279.65mm)
15.80"
(401.32mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1999
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
226.74"
(5,759.20mm)
210.48"
(5,346.19mm)
16.26"
(413.01mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 1930
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/