Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1988
1-Month
1.17"
(29.72mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1986 1974
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1997
Apr–May 1988
2-Month
2.78"
(70.61mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1987 2002
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1941
Mar–May 1988
3-Month
3.35"
(85.09mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1984 2002
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Feb–May 1988
4-Month
4.03"
(102.36mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1984 2002
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1905
Jan–May 1988
5-Month
5.12"
(130.05mm)
5.31"
(134.87mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1984 1972
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1905
Dec 1987–May 1988
6-Month
6.43"
(163.32mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1986 2002
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1905
Nov 1987–May 1988
7-Month
7.84"
(199.14mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
0.63"
(16.01mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1986 2002
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Oct 1987–May 1988
8-Month
8.95"
(227.33mm)
8.34"
(211.84mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1984 2002
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Sep 1987–May 1988
9-Month
9.69"
(246.13mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
-0.02"
(-0.50mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1981 2002
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Aug 1987–May 1988
10-Month
12.18"
(309.37mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
0.46"
(11.68mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1981 2002
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Jul 1987–May 1988
11-Month
13.54"
(343.92mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1981 2021
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1941
Ties: 1944
Jun 1987–May 1988
12-Month
14.62"
(371.35mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1981 2021
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1905
Dec 1986–May 1988
18-Month
21.60"
(548.64mm)
20.86"
(529.84mm)
0.74"
(18.80mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1982 2021
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1942
Ties: 2015
Jun 1986–May 1988
24-Month
32.79"
(832.87mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
3.74"
(95.00mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1982 2021
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1942
Jun 1985–May 1988
36-Month
48.67"
(1,236.22mm)
43.54"
(1,105.92mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1983 2022
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1907
Jun 1984–May 1988
48-Month
68.34"
(1,735.84mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
10.33"
(262.39mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1984 1904
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1986
Jun 1983–May 1988
60-Month
84.02"
(2,134.11mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
11.54"
(293.12mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1985 1957
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 7, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/