Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1920

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1920
1-Month
2.79"
(70.87mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.12"
(-3.04mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Apr–May 1920
2-Month
6.09"
(154.69mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1957
Mar–May 1920
3-Month
8.87"
(225.30mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1919 1925
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1920
4-Month
10.48"
(266.19mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1918 1925
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Jan–May 1920
5-Month
12.69"
(322.33mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Ties: 1923
Dec 1919–May 1920
6-Month
14.50"
(368.30mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1918 1931
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Ties: 1961
Nov 1919–May 1920
7-Month
17.30"
(439.42mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1919 1983
Oct 1919–May 1920
8-Month
20.75"
(527.05mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
1.62"
(41.15mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Sep 1919–May 1920
9-Month
23.09"
(586.49mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Aug 1919–May 1920
10-Month
25.57"
(649.48mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1918 1918
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Jul 1919–May 1920
11-Month
28.61"
(726.69mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1919 1931
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1919–May 1920
12-Month
31.58"
(802.13mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1919 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Dec 1918–May 1920
18-Month
47.11"
(1,196.59mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
2.41"
(61.21mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1919 1931
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1918–May 1920
24-Month
61.84"
(1,570.74mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1919 1931
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Jun 1917–May 1920
36-Month
86.78"
(2,204.21mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-3.10"
(-78.74mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1919 1955
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1917 2019
Jun 1916–May 1920
48-Month
115.34"
(2,929.64mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-4.44"
(-112.77mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1913 1956
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Jun 1915–May 1920
60-Month
147.53"
(3,747.26mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-2.11"
(-53.60mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1919 1957
81st 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/