Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of April 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1950

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1950
1-Month
2.88"
(73.15mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Ties: 1895, 1916, 1961
Apr–May 1950
2-Month
4.96"
(125.98mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.47"
(-11.94mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1957
Mar–May 1950
3-Month
7.45"
(189.23mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1939 1925
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1957, 1991
Ties: 2001
Feb–May 1950
4-Month
9.68"
(245.87mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1947 1925
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Ties: 1976
Jan–May 1950
5-Month
13.04"
(331.22mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Dec 1949–May 1950
6-Month
15.26"
(387.60mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Nov 1949–May 1950
7-Month
16.45"
(417.83mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1983
Oct 1949–May 1950
8-Month
19.25"
(488.95mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Sep 1949–May 1950
9-Month
21.47"
(545.34mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Aug 1949–May 1950
10-Month
23.96"
(608.58mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Jul 1949–May 1950
11-Month
27.04"
(686.82mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Ties: 2014
Jun 1949–May 1950
12-Month
30.24"
(768.10mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Dec 1948–May 1950
18-Month
45.93"
(1,166.62mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1949 1931
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun 1948–May 1950
24-Month
61.20"
(1,554.48mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2020
Jun 1947–May 1950
36-Month
91.45"
(2,322.83mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
1.57"
(39.88mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1946 1955
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Jun 1946–May 1950
48-Month
121.79"
(3,093.47mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
2.01"
(51.06mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Jun 1945–May 1950
60-Month
153.91"
(3,909.31mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
4.27"
(108.45mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1948 1957
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 17, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/