Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1974
1-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1973 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Ties: 2016, 2020
Apr–May 1974
2-Month
5.62"
(142.75mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1957
Mar–May 1974
3-Month
8.25"
(209.55mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1925
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1974
4-Month
9.93"
(252.22mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1972 1925
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Ties: 1964
Jan–May 1974
5-Month
13.08"
(332.23mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.69"
(17.52mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Dec 1973–May 1974
6-Month
16.17"
(410.72mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
1.44"
(36.58mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Ties: 1905
Nov 1973–May 1974
7-Month
19.34"
(491.24mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
2.38"
(60.46mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Oct 1973–May 1974
8-Month
21.71"
(551.43mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Sep 1973–May 1974
9-Month
25.17"
(639.32mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Aug 1973–May 1974
10-Month
27.23"
(691.64mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
2.98"
(75.69mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jul 1973–May 1974
11-Month
30.19"
(766.83mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
3.16"
(80.27mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jun 1973–May 1974
12-Month
33.24"
(844.30mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Dec 1972–May 1974
18-Month
51.06"
(1,296.92mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
6.36"
(161.54mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1973 1931
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1972–May 1974
24-Month
68.27"
(1,734.06mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
8.35"
(212.09mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1973 1931
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 1971–May 1974
36-Month
98.81"
(2,509.77mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
8.93"
(226.82mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1973 1955
7th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1970–May 1974
48-Month
127.98"
(3,250.69mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
8.20"
(208.28mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1973 1956
12th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1969–May 1974
60-Month
158.01"
(4,013.45mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
8.37"
(212.59mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1973 1957
14th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 7, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/