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November 8, 2012

October 2012 Precipitation NOAA

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No state broke a record for driest October in 2012 according to the NOAA.

Texas came closest to a record with its 9th driest October at .83 inches. It will be hard to break the 1952 record of .02 inches.

New Mexico had very little rain during its 14th driest October. The record from 1952 was 0 so it can only be tied.

Delaware did break a record for wettest October ever.

15 states have 1952 as the driest October,  12 have 1963 and 6 are from 1924.

A rank of 1 = driest. A rank of 118 = wettest.

State Oct_2012 Oct_ranked Driest Lowest_Rainfall Wettest Highest_Rainfall
Texas 0.83 9 1952 0.02 1919 6.99
New Mexico 0.31 14 1952 0 1972 3.64
Oklahoma 1.28 20 1952 0.14 1941 11.32
Colorado 0.67 23 1952 0.07 1969 3.33
Arizona 0.31 25 1952 0 1972 5.19
Kansas 1.25 33 1952 0.02 1941 5.94
Nebraska 0.86 33 1933 0.07 2008 4.5
Louisiana 1.83 36 1952 0.03 2009 13.59
South Carolina 1.7 38 2000 0.01 1990 11.45
Georgia 1.89 43 1963 0.08 1994 8.24
South Dakota 0.9 43 1952 0.02 1998 5.42
California 0.75 47 1995 0.04 1962 4.44
Wyoming 0.87 49 1952 0.13 1998 2.47
Florida 3.24 51 2010 0.47 1924 9.56
Utah 0.85 51 1952 0 1972 3.4
Nevada 0.59 60 1952 0.01 2004 2.16
Missouri 3.16 61 1964 0.47 1941 10.47
Minnesota 1.88 62 1952 0.15 1971 5.76
Arkansas 3.33 63 1963 0.12 2009 14.36
North Carolina 3.53 69 2000 0.1 1971 8.57
Alabama 3.01 70 1963 0.04 1995 9.4
Connecticut 4.24 77 1924 0.36 2005 15.69
Iowa 2.94 78 1952 0.02 2009 6.36
Kentucky 3.19 79 1963 0.16 1919 7.43
Mississippi 3.56 79 1963 0.07 2009 9.84
Rhode Island 4.75 91 1946 0.35 2005 14.63
Idaho 2.02 92 1978 0.08 1975 3.01
Massachusetts 5.17 92 1924 0.27 2005 14.25
Indiana 4 93 1908 0.35 1919 8.51
Illinois 3.94 95 1964 0.2 1941 9.23
Tennessee 4.03 95 1963 0.03 1919 7.46
Virginia 4.32 96 2000 0.09 1976 8.69
New York 4.88 99 1963 0.33 2005 8.39
Vermont 5.12 101 1963 0.52 2005 9.57
West Virginia 4.48 101 1963 0.23 1925 7.33
Wisconsin 3.85 102 1952 0.17 1900 6
New Hampshire 5.43 105 1924 0.31 2005 13.81
North Dakota 1.96 105 1952 0.1 1982 4.71
Oregon 3.25 105 1895 0.05 1950 6.45
Montana 1.58 106 1987 0.08 1946 2.34
Pennsylvania 5.32 107 1963 0.24 1976 6.59
New Jersey 6.79 109 1924 0.32 2005 11.98
Ohio 4.56 109 1924 0.25 1919 6.34
Michigan 4.79 112 1924 0.48 1954 5.73
Washington 6.04 112 1987 0.23 1947 7.82
Maine 6.65 114 1947 0.36 2005 11.39
Maryland 7.68 116 1963 0.16 1976 8.05
Delaware 8.89 118 1963 0.14 2012 8.89
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