Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
1.74"
(44.20mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.63"
(16.01mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1980 1974
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2015
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1979 2002
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1941
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
4.43"
(112.52mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1980 2002
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1941
Ties: 1978
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
4.93"
(125.22mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1905
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
5.45"
(138.43mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1905
Ties: 1975
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
5.80"
(147.32mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1905
Ties: 1962, 1986
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
6.27"
(159.26mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
-0.94"
(-23.87mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1941
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
6.97"
(177.04mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1941
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
8.66"
(219.96mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1941
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
10.25"
(260.35mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
-1.47"
(-37.34mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1941
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
11.33"
(287.78mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
-2.26"
(-57.41mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1941
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
11.64"
(295.66mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
-2.89"
(-73.40mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1905
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
21.11"
(536.19mm)
20.86"
(529.84mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1978 2013
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1942
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
27.84"
(707.14mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1978 2003
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1942
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
44.99"
(1,142.75mm)
43.54"
(1,105.92mm)
1.45"
(36.83mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1979 1904
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1907
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
61.34"
(1,558.04mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
3.33"
(84.59mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1980 1904
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1986
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
72.51"
(1,841.75mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1979 1957
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/