Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Alaska

Precipitation Rankings, October 1972

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Period Value 1925-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1925-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1972
1-Month
5.15"
(130.81mm)
4.39"
(111.51mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1971 2016
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1936
Sep–Oct 1972
2-Month
9.48"
(240.79mm)
8.96"
(227.58mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1984
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1925
Aug–Oct 1972
3-Month
13.40"
(340.36mm)
13.33"
(338.58mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1970 1941
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1945
Jul–Oct 1972
4-Month
15.31"
(388.87mm)
16.62"
(422.15mm)
-1.31"
(-33.28mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1969 1968
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1961
Jun–Oct 1972
5-Month
17.65"
(448.31mm)
18.96"
(481.58mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1968
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1961
Ties: 1927
May–Oct 1972
6-Month
19.47"
(494.54mm)
21.07"
(535.18mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1969 1968
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1961
Apr–Oct 1972
7-Month
21.14"
(536.96mm)
22.95"
(582.93mm)
-1.81"
(-45.97mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1961
Mar–Oct 1972
8-Month
23.05"
(585.47mm)
25.19"
(639.83mm)
-2.14"
(-54.36mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1961
Feb–Oct 1972
9-Month
24.31"
(617.47mm)
27.51"
(698.75mm)
-3.20"
(-81.28mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Jan–Oct 1972
10-Month
26.72"
(678.69mm)
30.24"
(768.10mm)
-3.52"
(-89.41mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Dec 1971–Oct 1972
11-Month
30.45"
(773.43mm)
33.28"
(845.31mm)
-2.83"
(-71.88mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Nov 1971–Oct 1972
12-Month
33.23"
(844.04mm)
36.66"
(931.16mm)
-3.43"
(-87.12mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
May 1971–Oct 1972
18-Month
54.85"
(1,393.19mm)
57.70"
(1,465.58mm)
-2.85"
(-72.39mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1970 1969
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Nov 1970–Oct 1972
24-Month
69.44"
(1,763.78mm)
73.23"
(1,860.04mm)
-3.79"
(-96.26mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1970 1969
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Nov 1969–Oct 1972
36-Month
106.57"
(2,706.88mm)
109.80"
(2,788.92mm)
-3.23"
(-82.04mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1971 1974
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1931
Nov 1968–Oct 1972
48-Month
133.16"
(3,382.26mm)
146.28"
(3,715.51mm)
-13.12"
(-333.25mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1971 1969
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1932
Nov 1967–Oct 1972
60-Month
166.17"
(4,220.72mm)
182.71"
(4,640.83mm)
-16.54"
(-420.11mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1976
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1932

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 22, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/