Climate at a Glance

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West Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1997
1-Month
0.38"
(9.65mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
-0.54"
(-13.72mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1992 1924
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1998
Ties: 1978
Apr–May 1997
2-Month
1.24"
(31.50mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
-1.02"
(-25.90mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1992 1909
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1896
Mar–May 1997
3-Month
1.84"
(46.74mm)
4.59"
(116.59mm)
-2.75"
(-69.85mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1966 2008
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1995
Feb–May 1997
4-Month
2.46"
(62.48mm)
7.31"
(185.67mm)
-4.85"
(-123.19mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1997
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1998
Jan–May 1997
5-Month
7.83"
(198.88mm)
10.29"
(261.37mm)
-2.46"
(-62.49mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1994 2013
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1998
Dec 1996–May 1997
6-Month
14.04"
(356.62mm)
12.84"
(326.14mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1994 1924
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1995
Nov 1996–May 1997
7-Month
16.58"
(421.13mm)
14.71"
(373.63mm)
1.87"
(47.50mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1994 1977
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1995
Oct 1996–May 1997
8-Month
17.95"
(455.93mm)
15.74"
(399.80mm)
2.21"
(56.13mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1983
Ties: 1901
Sep 1996–May 1997
9-Month
18.22"
(462.79mm)
16.23"
(412.24mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1996 1924
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1983
Aug 1996–May 1997
10-Month
18.30"
(464.82mm)
16.62"
(422.15mm)
1.68"
(42.67mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1996 1924
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1983
Jul 1996–May 1997
11-Month
18.64"
(473.46mm)
16.95"
(430.53mm)
1.69"
(42.93mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1996 1924
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1983
Jun 1996–May 1997
12-Month
18.88"
(479.55mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
1.44"
(36.57mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1924
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Ties: 1937
Dec 1995–May 1997
18-Month
36.04"
(915.42mm)
30.25"
(768.35mm)
5.79"
(147.07mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1994 1977
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jun 1995–May 1997
24-Month
38.11"
(967.99mm)
34.89"
(886.21mm)
3.22"
(81.78mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1977
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1983
Jun 1994–May 1997
36-Month
64.75"
(1,644.65mm)
52.30"
(1,328.42mm)
12.45"
(316.23mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1996 2014
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1984
Jun 1993–May 1997
48-Month
77.78"
(1,975.61mm)
69.56"
(1,766.82mm)
8.22"
(208.79mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1995 2015
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1998
Jun 1992–May 1997
60-Month
101.07"
(2,567.18mm)
86.83"
(2,205.48mm)
14.24"
(361.70mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1996 1933
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/