Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1898
1-Month
3.23"
(82.04mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1897 1934
34th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1979
Apr–May 1898
2-Month
5.25"
(133.35mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1897 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1957
Ties: 1994
Mar–May 1898
3-Month
7.67"
(194.82mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1895 1925
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1957, 1991
Ties: 2005
Feb–May 1898
4-Month
9.32"
(236.73mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1895 1925
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jan–May 1898
5-Month
11.75"
(298.45mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.64"
(-16.26mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Dec 1897–May 1898
6-Month
14.31"
(363.47mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
49th Driest Driest to Date 1931
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Nov 1897–May 1898
7-Month
16.60"
(421.64mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
56th Driest Driest to Date 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1983
Oct 1897–May 1898
8-Month
18.43"
(468.12mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Sep 1897–May 1898
9-Month
20.00"
(508.00mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Aug 1897–May 1898
10-Month
22.30"
(566.42mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
20th Driest Driest to Date 1918
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Ties: 1959, 2001
Jul 1897–May 1898
11-Month
25.23"
(640.84mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-1.80"
(-45.72mm)
24th Driest Driest to Date 1931
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jun 1897–May 1898
12-Month
28.11"
(713.99mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
26th Driest Driest to Date 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Dec 1896–May 1898
18-Month
42.95"
(1,090.93mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-1.75"
(-44.45mm)
29th Driest Driest to Date 1931
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jun 1896–May 1898
24-Month
58.81"
(1,493.77mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.11"
(-28.20mm)
41st Driest Driest to Date 1931
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Jun 1895–May 1898
36-Month
87.18"
(2,214.37mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-2.70"
(-68.58mm)
36th Driest Driest to Date 1955
89th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 23, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/