Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1906

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1906
1-Month
3.16"
(80.26mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1904 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1905 2019
Ties: 1942
Apr–May 1906
2-Month
5.24"
(133.10mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1904 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1905 1957
Ties: 2007
Mar–May 1906
3-Month
8.50"
(215.90mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1904 1925
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1905 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1906
4-Month
10.22"
(259.59mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1901 1925
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1905 2019
Jan–May 1906
5-Month
12.75"
(323.85mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1904 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1905 2019
Dec 1905–May 1906
6-Month
15.05"
(382.27mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1904 1931
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1905 2019
Nov 1905–May 1906
7-Month
17.24"
(437.90mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.28"
(7.12mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1905 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1983
Oct 1905–May 1906
8-Month
19.41"
(493.01mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1905 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Sep 1905–May 1906
9-Month
21.98"
(558.29mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1905 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Aug 1905–May 1906
10-Month
24.52"
(622.81mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1905 1918
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Jul 1905–May 1906
11-Month
28.04"
(712.22mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1905 1931
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Jun 1905–May 1906
12-Month
31.34"
(796.04mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
1.39"
(35.31mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1905 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Dec 1904–May 1906
18-Month
47.51"
(1,206.75mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
2.81"
(71.37mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1905 1931
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1904–May 1906
24-Month
61.25"
(1,555.75mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.33"
(33.78mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1905 1931
46th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 1903–May 1906
36-Month
89.35"
(2,269.49mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1904 1955
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1905 2019
Jun 1902–May 1906
48-Month
121.53"
(3,086.86mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.75"
(44.45mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1905 1956
49th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1901–May 1906
60-Month
149.32"
(3,792.73mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1905 1957
64th 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 March 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/