Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, February 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 1973
1-Month
1.96"
(49.78mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1972 1947
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Jan–Feb 1973
2-Month
4.44"
(112.78mm)
4.45"
(113.03mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1998
Ties: 1952
Dec 1972–Feb 1973
3-Month
7.46"
(189.48mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
0.67"
(17.01mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Nov 1972–Feb 1973
4-Month
10.51"
(266.95mm)
9.02"
(229.11mm)
1.49"
(37.84mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Oct 1972–Feb 1973
5-Month
13.26"
(336.80mm)
11.19"
(284.23mm)
2.07"
(52.57mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Sep 1972–Feb 1973
6-Month
16.00"
(406.40mm)
13.68"
(347.47mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1972–Feb 1973
7-Month
18.64"
(473.46mm)
16.31"
(414.27mm)
2.33"
(59.19mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Jul 1972–Feb 1973
8-Month
21.57"
(547.88mm)
19.09"
(484.89mm)
2.48"
(62.99mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Jun 1972–Feb 1973
9-Month
24.67"
(626.62mm)
22.02"
(559.31mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918, 1931, 1977
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
May 1972–Feb 1973
10-Month
27.62"
(701.55mm)
24.92"
(632.97mm)
2.70"
(68.58mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Apr 1972–Feb 1973
11-Month
29.88"
(758.95mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
2.43"
(61.72mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Mar 1972–Feb 1973
12-Month
32.01"
(813.05mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.05"
(52.07mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1971–Feb 1973
18-Month
46.93"
(1,192.02mm)
43.65"
(1,108.71mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Mar 1971–Feb 1973
24-Month
62.07"
(1,576.58mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1972 1935
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Mar 1970–Feb 1973
36-Month
92.45"
(2,348.23mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Mar 1969–Feb 1973
48-Month
121.56"
(3,087.62mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
1.79"
(45.46mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Mar 1968–Feb 1973
60-Month
153.54"
(3,899.92mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
3.91"
(99.32mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
37th 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 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/