Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
3.03"
(76.96mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
6.36"
(161.54mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
10.36"
(263.14mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
2.42"
(61.46mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1925
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
12.32"
(312.93mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1925
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
14.80"
(375.92mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
2.41"
(61.21mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
17.82"
(452.63mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
3.09"
(78.49mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
20.87"
(530.10mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
3.91"
(99.32mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
23.62"
(599.95mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
4.49"
(114.05mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
26.36"
(669.54mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
4.74"
(120.39mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
29.00"
(736.60mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
4.75"
(120.65mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
31.93"
(811.02mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
4.90"
(124.46mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
35.03"
(889.76mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
5.08"
(129.03mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
49.70"
(1,262.38mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
5.00"
(127.00mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
65.57"
(1,665.48mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
5.65"
(143.51mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
94.74"
(2,406.40mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
4.86"
(123.45mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1972 1955
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
124.77"
(3,169.16mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
4.99"
(126.75mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
155.95"
(3,961.13mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
6.31"
(160.27mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
22nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/