Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1924

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1924
1-Month
2.42"
(61.47mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1911 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2019
Ties: 1932
Apr–May 1924
2-Month
4.68"
(118.87mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1913 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 1957
Mar–May 1924
3-Month
6.90"
(175.26mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1911 1925
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1924
4-Month
8.73"
(221.74mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1911 1925
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2019
Jan–May 1924
5-Month
10.73"
(272.54mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-1.66"
(-42.17mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1910 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2019
Dec 1923–May 1924
6-Month
13.56"
(344.42mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-1.17"
(-29.72mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1918 1931
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2019
Ties: 1939, 2006
Nov 1923–May 1924
7-Month
15.44"
(392.18mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.52"
(-38.60mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 1983
Oct 1923–May 1924
8-Month
17.97"
(456.44mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-1.16"
(-29.46mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2019
Sep 1923–May 1924
9-Month
20.80"
(528.32mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1923 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Ties: 1926
Aug 1923–May 1924
10-Month
23.72"
(602.49mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1923 1918
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Jul 1923–May 1924
11-Month
26.42"
(671.07mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1923 1931
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Ties: 1948
Jun 1923–May 1924
12-Month
29.72"
(754.89mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1923 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Dec 1922–May 1924
18-Month
45.08"
(1,145.03mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1923 1931
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Jun 1922–May 1924
24-Month
58.18"
(1,477.77mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1919 1931
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2020
Jun 1921–May 1924
36-Month
89.34"
(2,269.24mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.54"
(-13.71mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1920 1955
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2019
Ties: 2004
Jun 1920–May 1924
48-Month
119.69"
(3,040.13mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-0.09"
(-2.28mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1921 1956
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2019
Jun 1919–May 1924
60-Month
151.27"
(3,842.26mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1922 1957
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1923 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 12, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/