Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1902

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1902
1-Month
3.00"
(76.20mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2015
Ties: 1944, 2008
Apr–May 1902
2-Month
4.85"
(123.19mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1899 1934
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1957
Mar–May 1902
3-Month
7.75"
(196.85mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.19"
(-4.83mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1901 1925
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1902
4-Month
10.31"
(261.87mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.24"
(6.09mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1901 1925
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2019
Ties: 2014
Jan–May 1902
5-Month
11.76"
(298.70mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.63"
(-16.01mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2019
Dec 1901–May 1902
6-Month
14.36"
(364.74mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1901 1931
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2019
Nov 1901–May 1902
7-Month
15.81"
(401.57mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1901 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1983
Oct 1901–May 1902
8-Month
17.32"
(439.93mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-1.81"
(-45.97mm)
20th Driest Driest to Date 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Sep 1901–May 1902
9-Month
19.90"
(505.46mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-1.72"
(-43.69mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Ties: 1959
Aug 1901–May 1902
10-Month
22.87"
(580.90mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-1.38"
(-35.05mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1898 1918
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Ties: 1923
Jul 1901–May 1902
11-Month
25.19"
(639.83mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-1.84"
(-46.73mm)
19th Driest Driest to Date 1931
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Ties: 1930
Jun 1901–May 1902
12-Month
27.79"
(705.87mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-2.16"
(-54.86mm)
17th Driest Driest to Date 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Dec 1900–May 1902
18-Month
41.05"
(1,042.67mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-3.65"
(-92.71mm)
14th Driest Driest to Date 1931
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Jun 1900–May 1902
24-Month
57.62"
(1,463.55mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.30"
(-58.42mm)
27th Driest Driest to Date 1931
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1974
Ties: 1968
Jun 1899–May 1902
36-Month
86.50"
(2,197.10mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-3.38"
(-85.85mm)
25th Driest Driest to Date 1955
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Jun 1898–May 1902
48-Month
116.55"
(2,960.37mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-3.23"
(-82.04mm)
34th Driest Driest to Date 1956
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019
Jun 1897–May 1902
60-Month
144.66"
(3,674.36mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-4.98"
(-126.50mm)
22nd Driest Driest to Date 1957
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2019

Citing This Page

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