Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Colorado

Precipitation Rankings, May 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1901
1-Month
2.38"
(60.45mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1900 1974
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2015
Ties: 1926
Apr–May 1901
2-Month
4.75"
(120.65mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1957
Ties: 1926
Mar–May 1901
3-Month
6.41"
(162.81mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
1.04"
(26.41mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1957
Feb–May 1901
4-Month
7.23"
(183.64mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1905
Jan–May 1901
5-Month
8.04"
(204.22mm)
7.52"
(191.01mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1957
Ties: 1918
Dec 1900–May 1901
6-Month
8.40"
(213.36mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1957
Ties: 1928
Nov 1900–May 1901
7-Month
9.10"
(231.14mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1957
Oct 1900–May 1901
8-Month
9.66"
(245.36mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1995
Sep 1900–May 1901
9-Month
10.91"
(277.11mm)
12.43"
(315.72mm)
-1.52"
(-38.61mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1942
Aug 1900–May 1901
10-Month
11.64"
(295.66mm)
14.44"
(366.78mm)
-2.80"
(-71.12mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1899 2002
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1942
Jul 1900–May 1901
11-Month
12.65"
(321.31mm)
16.54"
(420.12mm)
-3.89"
(-98.81mm)
7th Driest Driest to Date 2002
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1942
Jun 1900–May 1901
12-Month
14.08"
(357.63mm)
18.08"
(459.23mm)
-4.00"
(-101.60mm)
9th Driest Driest to Date 2002
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1942
Dec 1899–May 1901
18-Month
24.22"
(615.19mm)
26.70"
(678.18mm)
-2.48"
(-62.99mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1899 2013
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1942
Jun 1899–May 1901
24-Month
33.56"
(852.42mm)
36.18"
(918.97mm)
-2.62"
(-66.55mm)
35th Driest Driest to Date 1902
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1942
Jun 1898–May 1901
36-Month
48.71"
(1,237.23mm)
54.21"
(1,376.93mm)
-5.50"
(-139.70mm)
21st Driest Driest to Date 2004
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1943
Jun 1897–May 1901
48-Month
68.67"
(1,744.22mm)
72.23"
(1,834.64mm)
-3.56"
(-90.42mm)
30th Driest Driest to Date 1956
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1944
Jun 1896–May 1901
60-Month
87.87"
(2,231.90mm)
90.24"
(2,292.10mm)
-2.37"
(-60.20mm)
40th Driest Driest to Date 1936
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/