Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1895

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1895
1-Month
2.88"
(73.15mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
56th Driest Driest to Date 1934
70th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1916, 1950, 1961
Apr–May 1895
2-Month
4.87"
(123.70mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
28th Driest Driest to Date 1934
98th Wettest Wettest to Date 1957
Mar–May 1895
3-Month
6.86"
(174.24mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-1.08"
(-27.44mm)
12th Driest Driest to Date 1925
114th Wettest Wettest to Date 1957, 1991
Ties: 1971, 1992
Feb–May 1895
4-Month
8.27"
(210.06mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-1.80"
(-45.72mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1925
121st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan–May 1895
5-Month
11.59"
(294.39mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
31st Driest Driest to Date 1934
95th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/