Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1959
1-Month
1.09"
(27.69mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.02"
(-0.50mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1974
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Apr–May 1959
2-Month
1.93"
(49.02mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Mar–May 1959
3-Month
2.47"
(62.74mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Feb–May 1959
4-Month
3.61"
(91.69mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
-0.72"
(-18.29mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1905
Jan–May 1959
5-Month
4.08"
(103.63mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1956 1972
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1905
Ties: 1953
Dec 1958–May 1959
6-Month
4.41"
(112.01mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
-1.91"
(-48.52mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1905
Nov 1958–May 1959
7-Month
5.16"
(131.06mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Oct 1958–May 1959
8-Month
6.07"
(154.18mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
-2.27"
(-57.66mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Ties: 1925
Sep 1958–May 1959
9-Month
8.22"
(208.79mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
-1.49"
(-37.84mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Ties: 1910
Aug 1958–May 1959
10-Month
10.07"
(255.78mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-1.65"
(-41.91mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Jul 1958–May 1959
11-Month
11.52"
(292.61mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
-2.07"
(-52.58mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1941
Jun 1958–May 1959
12-Month
12.27"
(311.66mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
-2.26"
(-57.40mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1905
Dec 1957–May 1959
18-Month
19.12"
(485.65mm)
20.86"
(529.84mm)
-1.74"
(-44.19mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1957 2013
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1942
Jun 1957–May 1959
24-Month
29.13"
(739.90mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1957 2003
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1942
Jun 1956–May 1959
36-Month
41.84"
(1,062.74mm)
43.54"
(1,105.92mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1958 1904
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1907
Jun 1955–May 1959
48-Month
53.59"
(1,361.19mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
-4.42"
(-112.26mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1958 1904
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1986
Jun 1954–May 1959
60-Month
65.56"
(1,665.22mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
-6.92"
(-175.77mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/