Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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New Jersey

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
5.51"
(139.95mm)
3.72"
(94.49mm)
1.79"
(45.46mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1971 1903
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1989
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
9.32"
(236.73mm)
7.47"
(189.74mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1963
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Ties: 1913, 1918
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
12.80"
(325.12mm)
11.37"
(288.80mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1926
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1983
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
17.73"
(450.34mm)
14.42"
(366.27mm)
3.31"
(84.07mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1971 2006
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
20.38"
(517.65mm)
17.91"
(454.91mm)
2.47"
(62.74mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1983
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
22.33"
(567.18mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1971 1959
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1984
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
27.49"
(698.25mm)
25.00"
(635.00mm)
2.49"
(63.25mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
32.07"
(814.58mm)
28.35"
(720.09mm)
3.72"
(94.49mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1984
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
38.03"
(965.96mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
5.94"
(150.87mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
48.26"
(1,225.80mm)
36.72"
(932.69mm)
11.54"
(293.11mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
52.50"
(1,333.50mm)
41.19"
(1,046.23mm)
11.31"
(287.27mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
53.91"
(1,369.31mm)
44.91"
(1,140.71mm)
9.00"
(228.60mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
74.67"
(1,896.62mm)
66.52"
(1,689.61mm)
8.15"
(207.01mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
96.31"
(2,446.27mm)
89.82"
(2,281.43mm)
6.49"
(164.84mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1973
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
145.25"
(3,689.35mm)
134.84"
(3,424.94mm)
10.41"
(264.41mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2012
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
181.33"
(4,605.78mm)
179.91"
(4,569.71mm)
1.42"
(36.07mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2022
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
228.06"
(5,792.72mm)
224.83"
(5,710.68mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1971 1966
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1976
Ties: 1938

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 7, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/