Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1903

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1903
1-Month
3.01"
(76.45mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2019
Apr–May 1903
2-Month
5.00"
(127.00mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1957
Ties: 1930
Mar–May 1903
3-Month
8.01"
(203.45mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.07"
(1.77mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1902 1925
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1903
4-Month
11.04"
(280.42mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1902 1925
24th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan–May 1903
5-Month
13.31"
(338.07mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.92"
(23.36mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Dec 1902–May 1903
6-Month
16.24"
(412.50mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1902 1931
17th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 1902–May 1903
7-Month
19.23"
(488.44mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
13th Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Oct 1902–May 1903
8-Month
21.16"
(537.46mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
18th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1978
Sep 1902–May 1903
9-Month
23.90"
(607.06mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
2.28"
(57.91mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
17th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1975
Aug 1902–May 1903
10-Month
26.20"
(665.48mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1902 1918
24th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1902–May 1903
11-Month
29.29"
(743.97mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
2.26"
(57.41mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1902 1931
21st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1902–May 1903
12-Month
32.18"
(817.37mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
2.23"
(56.64mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1902 1934
21st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1901–May 1903
18-Month
46.54"
(1,182.12mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
1.84"
(46.74mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1902 1931
34th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1901–May 1903
24-Month
59.97"
(1,523.24mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1902 1931
65th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Ties: 1944
Jun 1900–May 1903
36-Month
89.80"
(2,280.92mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1902 1955
63rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1899–May 1903
48-Month
118.68"
(3,014.47mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1902 1956
73rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1898–May 1903
60-Month
148.73"
(3,777.74mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
70th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on February 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/