Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Colorado

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
2.59"
(65.79mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1972 1974
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2015
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
4.66"
(118.36mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
6.95"
(176.53mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
7.35"
(186.69mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1905
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
8.19"
(208.03mm)
7.52"
(191.01mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
9.86"
(250.44mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
11.71"
(297.43mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
2.05"
(52.07mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957
Ties: 1983
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
14.43"
(366.52mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
3.43"
(87.12mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1995
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
16.12"
(409.45mm)
12.43"
(315.72mm)
3.69"
(93.73mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
17.98"
(456.69mm)
14.44"
(366.78mm)
3.54"
(89.91mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
19.36"
(491.74mm)
16.54"
(420.12mm)
2.82"
(71.62mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
21.26"
(540.00mm)
18.08"
(459.23mm)
3.18"
(80.77mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
26.97"
(685.04mm)
26.70"
(678.18mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1972 2013
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1942
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
35.66"
(905.76mm)
36.18"
(918.97mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1972 1902
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1942
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
54.31"
(1,379.47mm)
54.21"
(1,376.93mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1972 2004
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1943
Ties: 1899
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
74.27"
(1,886.46mm)
72.23"
(1,834.64mm)
2.04"
(51.82mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1944
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
90.97"
(2,310.64mm)
90.24"
(2,292.10mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1972 1936
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/