Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Colorado

Precipitation Rankings, April 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1972
1-Month
1.05"
(26.67mm)
1.84"
(46.74mm)
-0.79"
(-20.07mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1963 2002
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1900
Mar–Apr 1972
2-Month
1.85"
(46.99mm)
3.35"
(85.09mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1906
Feb–Apr 1972
3-Month
2.23"
(56.64mm)
4.44"
(112.78mm)
-2.21"
(-56.14mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1905
Jan–Apr 1972
4-Month
2.92"
(74.17mm)
5.51"
(139.95mm)
-2.59"
(-65.78mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1905
Dec 1971–Apr 1972
5-Month
4.32"
(109.73mm)
6.58"
(167.13mm)
-2.26"
(-57.40mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1954 2002
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1905
Nov 1971–Apr 1972
6-Month
5.41"
(137.41mm)
7.65"
(194.31mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1904 1904
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Oct 1971–Apr 1972
7-Month
7.05"
(179.07mm)
8.98"
(228.09mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Sep 1971–Apr 1972
8-Month
8.85"
(224.79mm)
10.41"
(264.41mm)
-1.56"
(-39.62mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1902, 2002
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Ties: 1931
Aug 1971–Apr 1972
9-Month
10.48"
(266.19mm)
12.42"
(315.47mm)
-1.94"
(-49.28mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1963 2002
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Jul 1971–Apr 1972
10-Month
12.42"
(315.47mm)
14.52"
(368.81mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1963 1902
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Ties: 1933
Jun 1971–Apr 1972
11-Month
13.01"
(330.45mm)
16.07"
(408.18mm)
-3.06"
(-77.73mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1963 1981
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
May 1971–Apr 1972
12-Month
15.06"
(382.52mm)
18.08"
(459.23mm)
-3.02"
(-76.71mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1963 2013
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Nov 1970–Apr 1972
18-Month
21.83"
(554.48mm)
25.76"
(654.30mm)
-3.93"
(-99.82mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1967 2013
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
May 1970–Apr 1972
24-Month
32.50"
(825.50mm)
36.16"
(918.46mm)
-3.66"
(-92.96mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1965 1902
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
May 1969–Apr 1972
36-Month
54.05"
(1,372.87mm)
54.22"
(1,377.19mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1969 1955
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1985
May 1968–Apr 1972
48-Month
69.93"
(1,776.22mm)
72.24"
(1,834.90mm)
-2.31"
(-58.68mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1967 1904
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
May 1967–Apr 1972
60-Month
89.58"
(2,275.33mm)
90.24"
(2,292.10mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 6, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/