Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1966

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1966
1-Month
2.24"
(56.90mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.67"
(-17.01mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2015
Apr–May 1966
2-Month
4.73"
(120.14mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1963 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1957
Ties: 2012
Mar–May 1966
3-Month
6.34"
(161.04mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1925
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1966
4-Month
8.68"
(220.47mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1934 1925
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jan–May 1966
5-Month
11.04"
(280.42mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1963 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Dec 1965–May 1966
6-Month
13.20"
(335.28mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-1.53"
(-38.86mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1963 1931
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Nov 1965–May 1966
7-Month
15.20"
(386.08mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.76"
(-44.70mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1963 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1983
Oct 1965–May 1966
8-Month
16.65"
(422.91mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-2.48"
(-62.99mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1963 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Sep 1965–May 1966
9-Month
20.18"
(512.57mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-1.44"
(-36.58mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1964 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Aug 1965–May 1966
10-Month
22.98"
(583.69mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1964 1918
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jul 1965–May 1966
11-Month
25.71"
(653.03mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1964 1931
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jun 1965–May 1966
12-Month
28.95"
(735.33mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1964 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Dec 1964–May 1966
18-Month
44.17"
(1,121.92mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1965 1931
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jun 1964–May 1966
24-Month
58.74"
(1,492.00mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.18"
(-29.97mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1965 1931
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1974
Jun 1963–May 1966
36-Month
86.37"
(2,193.80mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-3.51"
(-89.15mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1965 1955
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2019
Jun 1962–May 1966
48-Month
113.70"
(2,887.98mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-6.08"
(-154.43mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1957 1956
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jun 1961–May 1966
60-Month
144.05"
(3,658.87mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-5.59"
(-141.99mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2019, retrieved on July 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/