Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
0.71"
(18.03mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1950 1974
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2015
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
1.40"
(35.56mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1941
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
1.63"
(41.40mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
4th Driest Driest to Date 2002
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1941
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
2.39"
(60.71mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
-1.94"
(-49.27mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1905
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
3.65"
(92.71mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1950 1972
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1905
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
4.34"
(110.24mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1905
Ties: 1902
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
5.05"
(128.27mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
-2.16"
(-54.86mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1941
Ties: 2000
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
5.52"
(140.21mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
-2.82"
(-71.63mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1904 2002
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1941
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
6.15"
(156.21mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
-3.56"
(-90.42mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 2002
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1941
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
8.83"
(224.28mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-2.89"
(-73.41mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1954 2002
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1941
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
11.03"
(280.16mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
-2.56"
(-65.03mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1954 2002
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1941
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
11.75"
(298.45mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
-2.78"
(-70.61mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1954 2002
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1905
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
16.39"
(416.31mm)
20.86"
(529.84mm)
-4.47"
(-113.53mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1954 2013
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1942
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
23.72"
(602.49mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
-5.33"
(-135.38mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1955 2003
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1942
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
34.97"
(888.24mm)
43.54"
(1,105.92mm)
-8.57"
(-217.68mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1955 1904
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1907
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
46.51"
(1,181.35mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
-11.50"
(-292.10mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1904 1904
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1986
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
62.07"
(1,576.58mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
-10.41"
(-264.41mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1904 1957
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/