Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, January 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1972
1-Month
0.95"
(24.13mm)
1.14"
(28.96mm)
-0.19"
(-4.83mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1981
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1969
Dec 1971–Jan 1972
2-Month
3.05"
(77.47mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1961
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1969
Nov 1971–Jan 1972
3-Month
5.50"
(139.70mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 2003
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Ties: 2006
Oct 1971–Jan 1972
4-Month
9.36"
(237.74mm)
6.52"
(165.61mm)
2.84"
(72.13mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1971 1977
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Sep 1971–Jan 1972
5-Month
12.36"
(313.94mm)
9.90"
(251.46mm)
2.46"
(62.48mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Ties: 1997
Aug 1971–Jan 1972
6-Month
14.57"
(370.08mm)
13.46"
(341.88mm)
1.11"
(28.20mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Ties: 1941
Jul 1971–Jan 1972
7-Month
17.95"
(455.93mm)
17.05"
(433.07mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Jun 1971–Jan 1972
8-Month
21.92"
(556.77mm)
21.07"
(535.18mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
May 1971–Jan 1972
9-Month
24.87"
(631.70mm)
24.46"
(621.28mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Apr 1971–Jan 1972
10-Month
26.20"
(665.48mm)
26.96"
(684.78mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1968 1977
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Mar 1971–Jan 1972
11-Month
27.49"
(698.25mm)
28.68"
(728.47mm)
-1.19"
(-30.22mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1911
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Feb 1971–Jan 1972
12-Month
29.71"
(754.63mm)
29.70"
(754.38mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1970 1911
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Aug 1970–Jan 1972
18-Month
45.88"
(1,165.35mm)
43.18"
(1,096.77mm)
2.70"
(68.58mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1971 1911
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1972
24-Month
61.45"
(1,560.83mm)
59.40"
(1,508.76mm)
2.05"
(52.07mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1971 1931
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Feb 1969–Jan 1972
36-Month
89.21"
(2,265.93mm)
89.04"
(2,261.62mm)
0.17"
(4.31mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1965 1935
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Feb 1968–Jan 1972
48-Month
125.43"
(3,185.92mm)
118.69"
(3,014.73mm)
6.74"
(171.19mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1937
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Feb 1967–Jan 1972
60-Month
152.65"
(3,877.31mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
4.30"
(109.22mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 30, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/