Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1897
1-Month
2.12"
(53.85mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.79"
(-20.06mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Apr–May 1897
2-Month
4.54"
(115.32mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.89"
(-22.60mm)
11th Driest Driest to Date 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1957
Mar–May 1897
3-Month
8.16"
(207.26mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.22"
(5.58mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1896 1925
48th Wettest Wettest to Date 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1897
4-Month
10.95"
(278.13mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1896 1925
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 2003
Jan–May 1897
5-Month
13.34"
(338.84mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1896–May 1897
6-Month
14.84"
(376.94mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
65th Driest Driest to Date 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Nov 1896–May 1897
7-Month
17.91"
(454.91mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
34th Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Oct 1896–May 1897
8-Month
20.06"
(509.52mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
38th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1896–May 1897
9-Month
22.84"
(580.14mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
34th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1896–May 1897
10-Month
24.84"
(630.94mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1896 1918
54th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1896–May 1897
11-Month
28.06"
(712.72mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1896 1931
39th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1969
Jun 1896–May 1897
12-Month
30.70"
(779.78mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
45th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1895–May 1897
18-Month
45.64"
(1,159.26mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
75th Driest Driest to Date 1931
49th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1909, 1952
Jun 1895–May 1897
24-Month
59.07"
(1,500.38mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
47th Driest Driest to Date 1931
77th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Ties: 1939

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/