Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, April 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1979
1-Month
0.60"
(15.24mm)
1.06"
(26.92mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1972 1989
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1900
Ties: 1966, 2006
Mar–Apr 1979
2-Month
2.29"
(58.17mm)
2.21"
(56.13mm)
0.08"
(2.04mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Ties: 1918
Feb–Apr 1979
3-Month
3.09"
(78.49mm)
3.21"
(81.53mm)
-0.12"
(-3.04mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Ties: 1987
Jan–Apr 1979
4-Month
5.15"
(130.81mm)
4.20"
(106.68mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Dec 1978–Apr 1979
5-Month
7.20"
(182.88mm)
5.21"
(132.33mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1905
Nov 1978–Apr 1979
6-Month
9.67"
(245.62mm)
6.10"
(154.94mm)
3.57"
(90.68mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Oct 1978–Apr 1979
7-Month
10.85"
(275.59mm)
7.23"
(183.64mm)
3.62"
(91.95mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Sep 1978–Apr 1979
8-Month
11.96"
(303.78mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
3.36"
(85.34mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1941
Aug 1978–Apr 1979
9-Month
13.33"
(338.58mm)
10.61"
(269.49mm)
2.72"
(69.09mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1905
Jul 1978–Apr 1979
10-Month
14.32"
(363.73mm)
12.48"
(316.99mm)
1.84"
(46.74mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1905
Jun 1978–Apr 1979
11-Month
15.27"
(387.86mm)
13.41"
(340.61mm)
1.86"
(47.25mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1905
May 1978–Apr 1979
12-Month
16.81"
(426.97mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
2.28"
(57.91mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1942
Nov 1977–Apr 1979
18-Month
24.55"
(623.57mm)
20.64"
(524.26mm)
3.91"
(99.31mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
May 1977–Apr 1979
24-Month
32.84"
(834.14mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
3.79"
(96.27mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1978 2022
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
May 1976–Apr 1979
36-Month
44.05"
(1,118.87mm)
43.55"
(1,106.17mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1907
Ties: 1992
May 1975–Apr 1979
48-Month
56.43"
(1,433.32mm)
58.02"
(1,473.71mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1986
May 1974–Apr 1979
60-Month
70.10"
(1,780.54mm)
72.49"
(1,841.25mm)
-2.39"
(-60.71mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 19, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/