Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Colorado

Precipitation Rankings, May 1951

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1951
1-Month
1.95"
(49.53mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1950 1974
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2015
Ties: 1952
Apr–May 1951
2-Month
3.84"
(97.54mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
-0.02"
(-0.50mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1957
Ties: 1922, 1986
Mar–May 1951
3-Month
4.57"
(116.08mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1957
Feb–May 1951
4-Month
5.54"
(140.72mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.92"
(-23.36mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1905
Jan–May 1951
5-Month
6.99"
(177.55mm)
7.52"
(191.01mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1957
Dec 1950–May 1951
6-Month
7.90"
(200.66mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1957
Nov 1950–May 1951
7-Month
8.82"
(224.03mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
-0.84"
(-21.33mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1957
Ties: 1971
Oct 1950–May 1951
8-Month
9.09"
(230.89mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
-1.91"
(-48.51mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1995
Sep 1950–May 1951
9-Month
10.94"
(277.88mm)
12.43"
(315.72mm)
-1.49"
(-37.84mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1942
Aug 1950–May 1951
10-Month
12.12"
(307.85mm)
14.44"
(366.78mm)
-2.32"
(-58.93mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1942
Ties: 2021
Jul 1950–May 1951
11-Month
14.56"
(369.82mm)
16.54"
(420.12mm)
-1.98"
(-50.30mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1950 2002
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1942
Jun 1950–May 1951
12-Month
15.50"
(393.70mm)
18.08"
(459.23mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1940 2002
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1942
Dec 1949–May 1951
18-Month
22.11"
(561.59mm)
26.70"
(678.18mm)
-4.59"
(-116.59mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1940 2013
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1942
Jun 1949–May 1951
24-Month
31.95"
(811.53mm)
36.18"
(918.97mm)
-4.23"
(-107.44mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1937 1902
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1942
Jun 1948–May 1951
36-Month
50.44"
(1,281.18mm)
54.21"
(1,376.93mm)
-3.77"
(-95.75mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1937 2004
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1943
Jun 1947–May 1951
48-Month
71.53"
(1,816.86mm)
72.23"
(1,834.64mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1946 1956
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1944
Jun 1946–May 1951
60-Month
91.16"
(2,315.46mm)
90.24"
(2,292.10mm)
0.92"
(23.36mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1987
Ties: 1900

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 21, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/