Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1945

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1945
1-Month
2.87"
(72.90mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Ties: 1960
Apr–May 1945
2-Month
5.92"
(150.37mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1957
Mar–May 1945
3-Month
9.04"
(229.62mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1943 1925
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1945
4-Month
11.79"
(299.47mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
1.72"
(43.69mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1943 1925
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jan–May 1945
5-Month
13.59"
(345.19mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Dec 1944–May 1945
6-Month
15.65"
(397.51mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Nov 1944–May 1945
7-Month
18.33"
(465.58mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Oct 1944–May 1945
8-Month
19.67"
(499.62mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1947
Sep 1944–May 1945
9-Month
22.06"
(560.32mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Aug 1944–May 1945
10-Month
25.02"
(635.51mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2019
Ties: 1933
Jul 1944–May 1945
11-Month
27.33"
(694.18mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2019
Jun 1944–May 1945
12-Month
30.34"
(770.64mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2019
Ties: 1947
Dec 1943–May 1945
18-Month
45.95"
(1,167.13mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2019
Jun 1943–May 1945
24-Month
59.14"
(1,502.16mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2020
Jun 1942–May 1945
36-Month
90.31"
(2,293.87mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1942 1955
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jun 1941–May 1945
48-Month
123.54"
(3,137.92mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
3.76"
(95.51mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1944 1956
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Jun 1940–May 1945
60-Month
153.13"
(3,889.50mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
3.49"
(88.64mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 22, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/