Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Colorado

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
1.39"
(35.31mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
-0.63"
(-16.00mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1970 1974
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2015
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
2.44"
(61.98mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
-1.42"
(-36.06mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1957
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
3.24"
(82.30mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
-2.13"
(-54.10mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1957
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
3.62"
(91.95mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-2.84"
(-72.13mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1905
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
4.31"
(109.47mm)
7.52"
(191.01mm)
-3.21"
(-81.54mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1957
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
5.71"
(145.03mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
-2.89"
(-73.41mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1957
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
6.80"
(172.72mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
-2.86"
(-72.64mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1957
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
8.44"
(214.38mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
-2.56"
(-65.02mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1966 2002
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1995
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
10.24"
(260.10mm)
12.43"
(315.72mm)
-2.19"
(-55.62mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1963 2002
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
11.87"
(301.50mm)
14.44"
(366.78mm)
-2.57"
(-65.28mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1963 2002
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
13.81"
(350.77mm)
16.54"
(420.12mm)
-2.73"
(-69.35mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1963 2002
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
14.40"
(365.76mm)
18.08"
(459.23mm)
-3.68"
(-93.47mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1963 2002
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
21.93"
(557.02mm)
26.70"
(678.18mm)
-4.77"
(-121.16mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1963 2013
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
33.05"
(839.47mm)
36.18"
(918.97mm)
-3.13"
(-79.50mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1964 1902
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
53.01"
(1,346.45mm)
54.21"
(1,376.93mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1969 2004
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1943
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
69.71"
(1,770.63mm)
72.23"
(1,834.64mm)
-2.52"
(-64.01mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1966 1956
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1944
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
88.29"
(2,242.57mm)
90.24"
(2,292.10mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1936
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/