Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1962
1-Month
2.69"
(68.33mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.22"
(-5.58mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Ties: 1952, 1954
Apr–May 1962
2-Month
4.79"
(121.67mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1957
Mar–May 1962
3-Month
6.94"
(176.28mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1956 1925
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1962
4-Month
9.49"
(241.05mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1956 1925
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Ties: 1928
Jan–May 1962
5-Month
11.70"
(297.18mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Dec 1961–May 1962
6-Month
14.39"
(365.51mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.34"
(-8.63mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1960 1931
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Nov 1961–May 1962
7-Month
16.98"
(431.29mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Oct 1961–May 1962
8-Month
18.76"
(476.50mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Sep 1961–May 1962
9-Month
21.70"
(551.18mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Aug 1961–May 1962
10-Month
24.32"
(617.73mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1961 1918
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jul 1961–May 1962
11-Month
27.43"
(696.72mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1961 1931
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1961–May 1962
12-Month
30.35"
(770.89mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Ties: 1921
Dec 1960–May 1962
18-Month
44.85"
(1,139.19mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1931
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1921
Jun 1960–May 1962
24-Month
59.71"
(1,516.63mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.21"
(-5.34mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1974
Ties: 1972
Jun 1959–May 1962
36-Month
90.28"
(2,293.11mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1961 1955
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1958–May 1962
48-Month
119.64"
(3,038.86mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-0.14"
(-3.55mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1959 1956
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Jun 1957–May 1962
60-Month
151.79"
(3,855.47mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1957
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/