Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, September 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
September 1972
1-Month
2.74"
(69.60mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
Ties: 1902
Aug–Sep 1972
2-Month
5.38"
(136.65mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1977
Ties: 1988, 2003
Jul–Sep 1972
3-Month
8.31"
(211.07mm)
7.88"
(200.15mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1970 1930
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Jun–Sep 1972
4-Month
11.41"
(289.81mm)
10.81"
(274.57mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1930
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1915
May–Sep 1972
5-Month
14.36"
(364.74mm)
13.72"
(348.49mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Apr–Sep 1972
6-Month
16.62"
(422.15mm)
16.24"
(412.50mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1915
Ties: 1992
Mar–Sep 1972
7-Month
18.75"
(476.25mm)
18.75"
(476.25mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1973
Ties: 1946
Feb–Sep 1972
8-Month
20.55"
(521.97mm)
20.88"
(530.35mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1971 1930
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Ties: 1926
Jan–Sep 1972
9-Month
22.88"
(581.15mm)
23.20"
(589.28mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Dec 1971–Sep 1972
10-Month
26.08"
(662.43mm)
25.54"
(648.72mm)
0.54"
(13.71mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Nov 1971–Sep 1972
11-Month
28.11"
(713.99mm)
27.77"
(705.36mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Oct 1971–Sep 1972
12-Month
30.84"
(783.34mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1932
Apr 1971–Sep 1972
18-Month
46.73"
(1,186.94mm)
46.20"
(1,173.48mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Oct 1970–Sep 1972
24-Month
60.51"
(1,536.95mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.59"
(14.98mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1971 1918
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Ties: 1903
Oct 1969–Sep 1972
36-Month
90.14"
(2,289.56mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Oct 1968–Sep 1972
48-Month
121.25"
(3,079.75mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Oct 1967–Sep 1972
60-Month
150.94"
(3,833.88mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
1.28"
(32.52mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/