Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1963

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1963
1-Month
2.36"
(59.94mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Apr–May 1963
2-Month
4.66"
(118.36mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1957
Mar–May 1963
3-Month
7.13"
(181.10mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.81"
(-20.58mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1962 1925
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1963
4-Month
8.86"
(225.04mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-1.21"
(-30.74mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1954 1925
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jan–May 1963
5-Month
10.43"
(264.92mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-1.96"
(-49.79mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Dec 1962–May 1963
6-Month
12.01"
(305.05mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-2.72"
(-69.09mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1931 1931
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Nov 1962–May 1963
7-Month
14.06"
(357.12mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1983
Oct 1962–May 1963
8-Month
16.39"
(416.31mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-2.74"
(-69.59mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Sep 1962–May 1963
9-Month
19.17"
(486.92mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-2.45"
(-62.23mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Aug 1962–May 1963
10-Month
21.21"
(538.73mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-3.04"
(-77.22mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1954 1918
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jul 1962–May 1963
11-Month
24.12"
(612.65mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-2.91"
(-73.91mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jun 1962–May 1963
12-Month
27.33"
(694.18mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-2.62"
(-66.55mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Dec 1961–May 1963
18-Month
41.72"
(1,059.69mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-2.98"
(-75.69mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1956 1931
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jun 1961–May 1963
24-Month
57.68"
(1,465.07mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.24"
(-56.90mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1974
Jun 1960–May 1963
36-Month
87.04"
(2,210.82mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-2.84"
(-72.13mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1957 1955
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Ties: 1900
Jun 1959–May 1963
48-Month
117.61"
(2,987.29mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-2.17"
(-55.12mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jun 1958–May 1963
60-Month
146.97"
(3,733.04mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-2.67"
(-67.82mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019

Citing This Page

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