Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
0.66"
(16.76mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1970 1974
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2015
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
1.17"
(29.72mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1941
Ties: 1927
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
1.44"
(36.58mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
-1.89"
(-48.00mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 2002
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1941
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
1.60"
(40.64mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
-2.73"
(-69.34mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 2002
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1905
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
1.90"
(48.26mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
-3.41"
(-86.61mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1972
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1905
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
3.33"
(84.58mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
-2.99"
(-75.95mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 2002
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1905
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
4.14"
(105.16mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
-3.07"
(-77.97mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 2002
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1941
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
6.02"
(152.91mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
-2.32"
(-58.93mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1956 2002
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1941
Ties: 1918, 1951
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
7.58"
(192.53mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
-2.13"
(-54.10mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1967 2002
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1941
Ties: 2012
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
10.16"
(258.06mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-1.56"
(-39.63mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1941
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
11.78"
(299.21mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
-1.81"
(-45.98mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1941
Ties: 1945, 1976
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
12.13"
(308.10mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
-2.40"
(-60.96mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1963 2002
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1905
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
16.41"
(416.81mm)
20.86"
(529.84mm)
-4.45"
(-113.03mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1956 2013
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
24.76"
(628.90mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
-4.29"
(-108.97mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1964 2003
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
39.50"
(1,003.30mm)
43.54"
(1,105.92mm)
-4.04"
(-102.62mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1965 1904
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1907
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
53.37"
(1,355.60mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
-4.64"
(-117.85mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1964 1904
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1986
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
69.48"
(1,764.79mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
-3.00"
(-76.20mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1967 1957
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1987
Ties: 1976

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/