Climate at a Glance

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Alaska

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1925-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1925-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
1.82"
(46.23mm)
2.11"
(53.59mm)
-0.29"
(-7.36mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1970 2010
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1944
Ties: 2015
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
3.49"
(88.65mm)
4.00"
(101.60mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1969 2022
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
5.40"
(137.16mm)
6.23"
(158.24mm)
-0.83"
(-21.08mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1969 2011
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1941
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
6.66"
(169.16mm)
8.55"
(217.17mm)
-1.89"
(-48.01mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1969 2014
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
9.07"
(230.38mm)
11.28"
(286.51mm)
-2.21"
(-56.13mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
12.80"
(325.12mm)
14.38"
(365.25mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
15.58"
(395.73mm)
17.76"
(451.10mm)
-2.18"
(-55.37mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
20.64"
(524.26mm)
22.15"
(562.61mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1969 1969
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1937
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
24.60"
(624.84mm)
26.70"
(678.18mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1969
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1926
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
29.22"
(742.19mm)
31.07"
(789.18mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1969
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1926
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
32.63"
(828.80mm)
34.34"
(872.24mm)
-1.71"
(-43.44mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1970 1969
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1926
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
34.64"
(879.86mm)
36.68"
(931.67mm)
-2.04"
(-51.81mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1970 1969
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1926
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
48.62"
(1,234.95mm)
50.91"
(1,293.11mm)
-2.29"
(-58.16mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1970 1969
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1929
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
70.60"
(1,793.24mm)
73.19"
(1,859.03mm)
-2.59"
(-65.79mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1971 1970
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1930
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
103.75"
(2,635.25mm)
109.71"
(2,786.63mm)
-5.96"
(-151.38mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1971 1971
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1931
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
128.94"
(3,275.08mm)
146.24"
(3,714.50mm)
-17.30"
(-439.42mm)
1st Driest Driest since: 1972 1972
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1932
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
168.80"
(4,287.52mm)
182.72"
(4,641.09mm)
-13.92"
(-353.57mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1971 1973
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1932

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/