Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1919

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1919
1-Month
3.20"
(81.28mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Ties: 1959
Apr–May 1919
2-Month
5.61"
(142.49mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1957
Mar–May 1919
3-Month
8.32"
(211.33mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1918 1925
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1919
4-Month
10.96"
(278.38mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1918 1925
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Ties: 1984
Jan–May 1919
5-Month
12.87"
(326.90mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Dec 1918–May 1919
6-Month
15.53"
(394.46mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1918 1931
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Nov 1918–May 1919
7-Month
17.85"
(453.39mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1983
Oct 1918–May 1919
8-Month
20.77"
(527.56mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
1.64"
(41.66mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Sep 1918–May 1919
9-Month
23.21"
(589.53mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
1.59"
(40.38mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Ties: 1987, 1999
Aug 1918–May 1919
10-Month
25.68"
(652.27mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1918 1918
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Jul 1918–May 1919
11-Month
28.01"
(711.45mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1918 1931
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Ties: 1972
Jun 1918–May 1919
12-Month
30.26"
(768.60mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Dec 1917–May 1919
18-Month
43.31"
(1,100.07mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1918 1931
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Jun 1917–May 1919
24-Month
55.20"
(1,402.08mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-4.72"
(-119.89mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1918 1931
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2020
Jun 1916–May 1919
36-Month
83.76"
(2,127.50mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-6.12"
(-155.45mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1911 1955
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2019
Jun 1915–May 1919
48-Month
115.95"
(2,945.13mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-3.83"
(-97.28mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1913 1956
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2019
Jun 1914–May 1919
60-Month
146.36"
(3,717.54mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-3.28"
(-83.32mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1918 1957
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/