Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
1.10"
(27.94mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1939 1974
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2015
Ties: 1919
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
2.21"
(56.13mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1941
Ties: 1908
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
2.97"
(75.44mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1941
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
4.50"
(114.30mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1905
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
5.68"
(144.27mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1939 1972
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1905
Ties: 2001
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
6.16"
(156.46mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
-0.16"
(-4.07mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1905
Ties: 1898
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
6.77"
(171.96mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1941
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
7.50"
(190.50mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
-0.84"
(-21.34mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1941
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
9.70"
(246.38mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1941
Ties: 1947
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
11.11"
(282.19mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1939 2002
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1941
Ties: 1970
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
12.43"
(315.72mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
-1.16"
(-29.47mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1939 2021
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1941
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
12.90"
(327.66mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
-1.63"
(-41.40mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1936 2021
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1905
Ties: 1989
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
18.82"
(478.03mm)
20.86"
(529.84mm)
-2.04"
(-51.81mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1935 2021
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1942
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
26.58"
(675.13mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1936 2021
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1942
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
40.89"
(1,038.61mm)
43.54"
(1,105.92mm)
-2.65"
(-67.31mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1936 1904
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1907
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
56.47"
(1,434.34mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
-1.54"
(-39.11mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1939 1904
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 1986
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
69.13"
(1,755.90mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
-3.35"
(-85.09mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1938 1957
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/