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 February 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1960

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1960
1-Month
2.87"
(72.90mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2019
Ties: 1945
Apr–May 1960
2-Month
5.02"
(127.51mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1957
Mar–May 1960
3-Month
7.14"
(181.36mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1956 1925
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1957, 1991
Ties: 2006
Feb–May 1960
4-Month
9.73"
(247.14mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1956 1925
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2019
Ties: 2005
Jan–May 1960
5-Month
11.99"
(304.55mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2019
Ties: 2009
Dec 1959–May 1960
6-Month
14.21"
(360.93mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1959 1931
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Nov 1959–May 1960
7-Month
15.93"
(404.62mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Ties: 2014
Oct 1959–May 1960
8-Month
19.43"
(493.52mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1972
Sep 1959–May 1960
9-Month
22.25"
(565.15mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Aug 1959–May 1960
10-Month
25.01"
(635.25mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1959 1918
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1929, 1972
Jul 1959–May 1960
11-Month
27.95"
(709.93mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1959 1931
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 2003
Jun 1959–May 1960
12-Month
30.57"
(776.48mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Dec 1958–May 1960
18-Month
43.91"
(1,115.31mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-0.79"
(-20.07mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2019
Ties: 1941
Jun 1958–May 1960
24-Month
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Ties: 1961
Jun 1957–May 1960
36-Month
92.08"
(2,338.83mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
2.20"
(55.88mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1955
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Jun 1956–May 1960
48-Month
120.69"
(3,065.53mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1956
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1955–May 1960
60-Month
148.51"
(3,772.15mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-1.13"
(-28.71mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published March 2021, retrieved on March 8, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/