Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1942
1-Month
3.16"
(80.26mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 1906
Apr–May 1942
2-Month
6.00"
(152.40mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1957
Mar–May 1942
3-Month
8.46"
(214.88mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.52"
(13.20mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1941 1925
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1957, 1991
Ties: 2020
Feb–May 1942
4-Month
10.46"
(265.68mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1925
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2019
Jan–May 1942
5-Month
12.04"
(305.82mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2019
Dec 1941–May 1942
6-Month
14.85"
(377.19mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Nov 1941–May 1942
7-Month
16.57"
(420.88mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.39"
(-9.90mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Oct 1941–May 1942
8-Month
20.34"
(516.64mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
1.21"
(30.74mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Sep 1941–May 1942
9-Month
23.50"
(596.90mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Aug 1941–May 1942
10-Month
26.28"
(667.51mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1941 1918
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Jul 1941–May 1942
11-Month
29.43"
(747.52mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Jun 1941–May 1942
12-Month
33.23"
(844.04mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
12th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1940–May 1942
18-Month
47.69"
(1,211.33mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
2.99"
(75.95mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Jun 1940–May 1942
24-Month
62.82"
(1,595.63mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.90"
(73.66mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2020
Jun 1939–May 1942
36-Month
89.74"
(2,279.40mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1941 1955
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Ties: 1972
Jun 1938–May 1942
48-Month
117.58"
(2,986.53mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-2.20"
(-55.88mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jun 1937–May 1942
60-Month
148.81"
(3,779.77mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-0.83"
(-21.09mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on November 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/