Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1961
1-Month
2.88"
(73.15mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 1895, 1916, 1950
Apr–May 1961
2-Month
5.18"
(131.57mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1957
Mar–May 1961
3-Month
8.34"
(211.84mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1960 1925
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1961
4-Month
11.12"
(282.45mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1925
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jan–May 1961
5-Month
12.60"
(320.04mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Dec 1960–May 1961
6-Month
14.50"
(368.30mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1960 1931
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1920
Nov 1960–May 1961
7-Month
16.55"
(420.37mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Ties: 1909
Oct 1960–May 1961
8-Month
18.95"
(481.33mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Ties: 1944
Sep 1960–May 1961
9-Month
21.16"
(537.46mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Aug 1960–May 1961
10-Month
23.99"
(609.35mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1959 1918
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Ties: 1971
Jul 1960–May 1961
11-Month
26.67"
(677.42mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1931
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1960–May 1961
12-Month
29.36"
(745.74mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Ties: 1959
Dec 1959–May 1961
18-Month
43.57"
(1,106.68mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1959–May 1961
24-Month
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1960 1931
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1974
Ties: 1960
Jun 1958–May 1961
36-Month
89.29"
(2,267.97mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1955
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1957–May 1961
48-Month
121.44"
(3,084.58mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.66"
(42.17mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1956–May 1961
60-Month
150.05"
(3,811.27mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1960 1957
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2019, retrieved on July 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/