Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1943

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1943
1-Month
3.39"
(86.11mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.48"
(12.20mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Ties: 1933
Apr–May 1943
2-Month
5.52"
(140.21mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1957
Mar–May 1943
3-Month
8.40"
(213.36mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.46"
(11.68mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1941 1925
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1957, 1991
Ties: 1933
Feb–May 1943
4-Month
9.65"
(245.11mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1941 1925
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jan–May 1943
5-Month
11.88"
(301.75mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.51"
(-12.96mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Dec 1942–May 1943
6-Month
14.88"
(377.95mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1942 1931
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 1909
Nov 1942–May 1943
7-Month
17.23"
(437.64mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1983
Ties: 1896
Oct 1942–May 1943
8-Month
19.33"
(490.98mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Sep 1942–May 1943
9-Month
22.03"
(559.56mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1937
Aug 1942–May 1943
10-Month
25.19"
(639.83mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1941 1918
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1942–May 1943
11-Month
27.71"
(703.83mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jun 1942–May 1943
12-Month
31.17"
(791.72mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1980
Dec 1941–May 1943
18-Month
46.02"
(1,168.91mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jun 1941–May 1943
24-Month
64.40"
(1,635.76mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
4.48"
(113.79mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1942 1931
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2020
Jun 1940–May 1943
36-Month
93.99"
(2,387.35mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
4.11"
(104.40mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1942 1955
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Jun 1939–May 1943
48-Month
120.91"
(3,071.11mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1942 1956
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jun 1938–May 1943
60-Month
148.75"
(3,778.25mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on February 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/