Climate at a Glance

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Colorado

Precipitation Rankings, May 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1971
1-Month
2.05"
(52.07mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1970 1974
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2015
Apr–May 1971
2-Month
3.99"
(101.35mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
0.13"
(3.31mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957
Mar–May 1971
3-Month
4.77"
(121.16mm)
5.37"
(136.40mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1957
Feb–May 1971
4-Month
5.97"
(151.64mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1905
Jan–May 1971
5-Month
6.84"
(173.74mm)
7.52"
(191.01mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1957
Ties: 1919
Dec 1970–May 1971
6-Month
7.53"
(191.26mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1957
Nov 1970–May 1971
7-Month
8.82"
(224.03mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
-0.84"
(-21.33mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1957
Ties: 1951
Oct 1970–May 1971
8-Month
10.69"
(271.53mm)
11.00"
(279.40mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1969 2002
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1995
Sep 1970–May 1971
9-Month
12.98"
(329.69mm)
12.43"
(315.72mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1942
Aug 1970–May 1971
10-Month
14.77"
(375.16mm)
14.44"
(366.78mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1942
Jul 1970–May 1971
11-Month
16.76"
(425.70mm)
16.54"
(420.12mm)
0.22"
(5.58mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1969 2002
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1942
Jun 1970–May 1971
12-Month
18.65"
(473.71mm)
18.08"
(459.23mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1969 2002
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1942
Dec 1969–May 1971
18-Month
25.08"
(637.03mm)
26.70"
(678.18mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1969 2013
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1942
Jun 1969–May 1971
24-Month
38.61"
(980.69mm)
36.18"
(918.97mm)
2.43"
(61.72mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1970 1902
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1942
Jun 1968–May 1971
36-Month
55.31"
(1,404.87mm)
54.21"
(1,376.93mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1970 2022
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1943
Jun 1967–May 1971
48-Month
73.89"
(1,876.81mm)
72.23"
(1,834.64mm)
1.66"
(42.17mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1944
Jun 1966–May 1971
60-Month
90.72"
(2,304.29mm)
90.24"
(2,292.10mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1969 2022
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1987
Ties: 1993

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 6, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/