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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, November 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
November 1972
1-Month
3.05"
(77.47mm)
2.23"
(56.64mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
117th Driest
Driest since:
1917
12th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Oct–Nov 1972
2-Month
5.80"
(147.32mm)
4.40"
(111.76mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
119th Driest
Driest since:
1917
10th Wettest
Wettest since:
1985
Ties: 1946
Sep–Nov 1972
3-Month
8.54"
(216.92mm)
6.88"
(174.75mm)
1.66"
(42.17mm)
117th Driest
Driest since:
1939
12th Wettest
Wettest since:
1985
Aug–Nov 1972
4-Month
11.18"
(283.97mm)
9.50"
(241.30mm)
1.68"
(42.67mm)
120th Driest
Driest since:
1952
9th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Jul–Nov 1972
5-Month
14.11"
(358.39mm)
12.28"
(311.91mm)
1.83"
(46.48mm)
118th Driest
Driest since:
1952
11th Wettest
Wettest since:
2018
Ties: 1919
Jun–Nov 1972
6-Month
17.21"
(437.13mm)
15.20"
(386.08mm)
2.01"
(51.05mm)
120th Driest
Driest since:
1952
9th Wettest
Wettest since:
2004
Ties: 1906, 1992
May–Nov 1972
7-Month
20.16"
(512.06mm)
18.12"
(460.25mm)
2.04"
(51.81mm)
114th Driest
Driest since:
1952
15th Wettest
Wettest since:
2004
Apr–Nov 1972
8-Month
22.42"
(569.47mm)
20.63"
(524.00mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
104th Driest
Driest since:
1952
25th Wettest
Wettest since:
2015
Mar–Nov 1972
9-Month
24.55"
(623.57mm)
23.14"
(587.76mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
94th Driest
Driest since:
1956
35th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Ties: 1923, 1946
Feb–Nov 1972
10-Month
26.35"
(669.29mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
84th Driest
Driest since:
1910
45th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jan–Nov 1972
11-Month
28.68"
(728.47mm)
27.59"
(700.79mm)
1.09"
(27.68mm)
92nd Driest
Driest since:
1910
37th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1971–Nov 1972
12-Month
31.88"
(809.75mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.94"
(49.27mm)
99th Driest
Driest since:
1931
29th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1971–Nov 1972
18-Month
47.75"
(1,212.85mm)
45.16"
(1,147.06mm)
2.59"
(65.79mm)
100th Driest
Driest since:
1931
28th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1970–Nov 1972
24-Month
61.23"
(1,555.24mm)
59.90"
(1,521.46mm)
1.33"
(33.78mm)
80th Driest
Driest since:
1931
47th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1969–Nov 1972
36-Month
91.65"
(2,327.91mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.79"
(45.47mm)
79th Driest
Driest since:
1956
47th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1968–Nov 1972
48-Month
122.16"
(3,102.86mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
2.38"
(60.45mm)
83rd Driest
Driest since:
1956
42nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Dec 1967–Nov 1972
60-Month
152.79"
(3,880.87mm)
149.66"
(3,801.36mm)
3.13"
(79.51mm)
80th Driest
Driest since:
1956
44th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019

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