Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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West Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2016
1-Month
0.86"
(21.84mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2014 1924
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1998
Ties: 1951, 1961
Apr–May 2016
2-Month
2.41"
(61.21mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2015 1909
48th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1896
Mar–May 2016
3-Month
5.69"
(144.53mm)
4.59"
(116.59mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2015 2008
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1995
Feb–May 2016
4-Month
6.60"
(167.64mm)
7.31"
(185.67mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2015 1997
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1998
Jan–May 2016
5-Month
11.07"
(281.18mm)
10.29"
(261.37mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1998
Dec 2015–May 2016
6-Month
14.38"
(365.25mm)
12.84"
(326.14mm)
1.54"
(39.11mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1995
Nov 2015–May 2016
7-Month
16.01"
(406.65mm)
14.71"
(373.63mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
44th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1995
Oct 2015–May 2016
8-Month
17.29"
(439.17mm)
15.74"
(399.80mm)
1.55"
(39.37mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Sep 2015–May 2016
9-Month
17.62"
(447.55mm)
16.23"
(412.24mm)
1.39"
(35.31mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Aug 2015–May 2016
10-Month
17.87"
(453.90mm)
16.62"
(422.15mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Jul 2015–May 2016
11-Month
18.76"
(476.50mm)
16.95"
(430.53mm)
1.81"
(45.97mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Jun 2015–May 2016
12-Month
19.12"
(485.65mm)
17.44"
(442.98mm)
1.68"
(42.67mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2015 1924
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1983
Ties: 1984
Dec 2014–May 2016
18-Month
28.83"
(732.28mm)
30.25"
(768.35mm)
-1.42"
(-36.07mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Jun 2014–May 2016
24-Month
33.20"
(843.28mm)
34.89"
(886.21mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Jun 2013–May 2016
36-Month
44.39"
(1,127.51mm)
52.30"
(1,328.42mm)
-7.91"
(-200.91mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 2015 2014
101st Wettest Wettest since: 2013 1984
Jun 2012–May 2016
48-Month
57.23"
(1,453.64mm)
69.56"
(1,766.82mm)
-12.33"
(-313.18mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 2015 2015
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1998
Jun 2011–May 2016
60-Month
69.95"
(1,776.73mm)
86.83"
(2,205.48mm)
-16.88"
(-428.75mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1991 1933
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1999

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