Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
1.34"
(34.04mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1972 1974
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2015
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
2.42"
(61.47mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1941
Ties: 2011
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
4.73"
(120.14mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1941
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
5.89"
(149.61mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
1.56"
(39.63mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1905
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
6.74"
(171.20mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
1.43"
(36.33mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1972 1972
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1905
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
8.00"
(203.20mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
1.68"
(42.67mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1905
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
9.36"
(237.74mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
12.88"
(327.15mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
4.54"
(115.31mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
14.58"
(370.33mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
16.77"
(425.96mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
18.20"
(462.28mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
4.61"
(117.09mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1972 2021
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
19.67"
(499.62mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
5.14"
(130.56mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1972 2021
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1905
Ties: 1985
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
23.00"
(584.20mm)
20.86"
(529.84mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1972 2021
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1942
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
31.80"
(807.72mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
2.75"
(69.85mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1972 2021
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
44.43"
(1,128.52mm)
43.54"
(1,105.92mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1972 2022
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1907
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
59.17"
(1,502.92mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
1.16"
(29.47mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1904
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1986
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
73.04"
(1,855.22mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 18, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/