Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
1.88"
(47.75mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1974
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
2.48"
(62.99mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Ties: 1931
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
4.17"
(105.92mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
4.97"
(126.24mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
0.64"
(16.26mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Ties: 1986
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
7.03"
(178.56mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
1.72"
(43.69mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
9.08"
(230.63mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
2.76"
(70.10mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1905
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
11.55"
(293.37mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
4.34"
(110.24mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
12.73"
(323.34mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
4.39"
(111.50mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
13.84"
(351.54mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
4.13"
(104.91mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
15.21"
(386.33mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
3.49"
(88.64mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
16.20"
(411.48mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
2.61"
(66.29mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
17.15"
(435.61mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1905
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
25.72"
(653.29mm)
20.86"
(529.84mm)
4.86"
(123.45mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1978 2013
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
33.50"
(850.90mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
4.45"
(113.03mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 2003
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
44.67"
(1,134.62mm)
43.54"
(1,105.92mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1907
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
57.19"
(1,452.63mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
-0.82"
(-20.82mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1986
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
71.78"
(1,823.21mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/