Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1948
1-Month
2.77"
(70.36mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Apr–May 1948
2-Month
5.31"
(134.87mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1957
Mar–May 1948
3-Month
8.31"
(211.07mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.37"
(9.39mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1925
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1948
4-Month
10.85"
(275.59mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1925
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jan–May 1948
5-Month
12.83"
(325.88mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1996
Dec 1947–May 1948
6-Month
14.82"
(376.43mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Nov 1947–May 1948
7-Month
17.60"
(447.04mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.64"
(16.26mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Ties: 1965
Oct 1947–May 1948
8-Month
19.88"
(504.95mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Sep 1947–May 1948
9-Month
22.04"
(559.82mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Aug 1947–May 1948
10-Month
24.43"
(620.52mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1947–May 1948
11-Month
26.42"
(671.07mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1924
Jun 1947–May 1948
12-Month
30.25"
(768.35mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Dec 1946–May 1948
18-Month
44.12"
(1,120.65mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1946–May 1948
24-Month
60.59"
(1,538.99mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1945 1931
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1974
Jun 1945–May 1948
36-Month
92.71"
(2,354.83mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1946 1955
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1944–May 1948
48-Month
123.05"
(3,125.47mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
3.27"
(83.06mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jun 1943–May 1948
60-Month
151.85"
(3,856.99mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
2.21"
(56.13mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/