Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1916

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1916
1-Month
2.88"
(73.15mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Ties: 1895, 1950, 1961
Apr–May 1916
2-Month
4.97"
(126.24mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1913 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1957
Mar–May 1916
3-Month
7.10"
(180.34mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.84"
(-21.34mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1914 1925
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1916
4-Month
8.87"
(225.30mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1911 1925
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Jan–May 1916
5-Month
12.66"
(321.56mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.27"
(6.85mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Dec 1915–May 1916
6-Month
15.29"
(388.37mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1914 1931
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Ties: 1958, 1980
Nov 1915–May 1916
7-Month
17.39"
(441.71mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.43"
(10.93mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1983
Oct 1915–May 1916
8-Month
19.24"
(488.70mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Sep 1915–May 1916
9-Month
22.01"
(559.05mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Aug 1915–May 1916
10-Month
25.44"
(646.18mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.19"
(30.23mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1915 1918
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Jul 1915–May 1916
11-Month
29.01"
(736.85mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1915 1931
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Jun 1915–May 1916
12-Month
32.19"
(817.63mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
2.24"
(56.90mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 2019
Dec 1914–May 1916
18-Month
47.93"
(1,217.42mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1915 1931
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1907 2019
Ties: 1907
Jun 1914–May 1916
24-Month
62.60"
(1,590.04mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.68"
(68.07mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1915 1931
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2020
Jun 1913–May 1916
36-Month
91.76"
(2,330.70mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1915 1955
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Jun 1912–May 1916
48-Month
121.09"
(3,075.69mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.31"
(33.28mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1915 1956
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2019
Jun 1911–May 1916
60-Month
152.98"
(3,885.69mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
3.34"
(84.83mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1915 1957
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/