Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of July 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1916

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Driest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Wettest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
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
70th 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
93rd 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
105th 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
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Jan–May 1916
5-Month
12.66"
(321.56mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.27"
(6.85mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Dec 1915–May 1916
6-Month
15.29"
(388.37mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1914 1931
44th 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)
77th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1983
Oct 1915–May 1916
8-Month
19.24"
(488.70mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Sep 1915–May 1916
9-Month
22.01"
(559.05mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Aug 1915–May 1916
10-Month
25.44"
(646.18mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.19"
(30.23mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1915 1918
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Jul 1915–May 1916
11-Month
29.01"
(736.85mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1915 1931
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Jun 1915–May 1916
12-Month
32.19"
(817.63mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
2.24"
(56.90mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
19th 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)
108th Driest Driest since: 1915 1931
16th 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)
95th Driest Driest since: 1915 1931
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 1974
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
42nd 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
52nd 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
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 25, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/