Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Colorado

Precipitation Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
3.24"
(82.30mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1980 1974
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
4.19"
(106.43mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
0.33"
(8.39mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1979 2002
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1957
Ties: 1921
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
6.59"
(167.39mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1957
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
7.08"
(179.83mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1905
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
7.44"
(188.98mm)
7.52"
(191.01mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1957
Ties: 2003
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
7.84"
(199.14mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1957
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
8.52"
(216.41mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
-1.14"
(-28.95mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1957
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
9.41"
(239.01mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1995
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
10.50"
(266.70mm)
12.43"
(315.72mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1942
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
12.01"
(305.05mm)
14.44"
(366.78mm)
-2.43"
(-61.73mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1942
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
13.41"
(340.61mm)
16.54"
(420.12mm)
-3.13"
(-79.51mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1942
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
13.93"
(353.82mm)
18.08"
(459.23mm)
-4.15"
(-105.41mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1942
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
26.20"
(665.48mm)
26.70"
(678.18mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1978 2013
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1942
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
35.18"
(893.57mm)
36.18"
(918.97mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1978 1902
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1942
Ties: 1918
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
53.81"
(1,366.77mm)
54.21"
(1,376.93mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1979 2004
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1943
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
72.35"
(1,837.69mm)
72.23"
(1,834.64mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1944
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
86.19"
(2,189.23mm)
90.24"
(2,292.10mm)
-4.05"
(-102.87mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1979 1936
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 15, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/