Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1947
1-Month
3.19"
(81.03mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.28"
(7.12mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Apr–May 1947
2-Month
6.20"
(157.48mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1957
Mar–May 1947
3-Month
8.47"
(215.14mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1946 1925
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1947
4-Month
9.50"
(241.30mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.57"
(-14.48mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1939 1925
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan–May 1947
5-Month
11.93"
(303.02mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1951
Dec 1946–May 1947
6-Month
13.87"
(352.30mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1939 1931
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1987
Nov 1946–May 1947
7-Month
16.95"
(430.53mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Oct 1946–May 1947
8-Month
19.67"
(499.62mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1945
Sep 1946–May 1947
9-Month
22.31"
(566.67mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.69"
(17.52mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Aug 1946–May 1947
10-Month
24.89"
(632.21mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.64"
(16.26mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul 1946–May 1947
11-Month
27.46"
(697.48mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1945 1931
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1921
Jun 1946–May 1947
12-Month
30.34"
(770.64mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1945
Dec 1945–May 1947
18-Month
45.72"
(1,161.29mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1927
Jun 1945–May 1947
24-Month
62.46"
(1,586.48mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.54"
(64.51mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1931
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Ties: 1946
Jun 1944–May 1947
36-Month
92.80"
(2,357.12mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1946 1955
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Jun 1943–May 1947
48-Month
121.60"
(3,088.64mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun 1942–May 1947
60-Month
152.77"
(3,880.36mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on August 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/