Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1980

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1980
1-Month
3.09"
(78.49mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.18"
(4.58mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Apr–May 1980
2-Month
5.47"
(138.94mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1957
Mar–May 1980
3-Month
8.86"
(225.04mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.92"
(23.36mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1980
4-Month
10.78"
(273.81mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jan–May 1980
5-Month
13.43"
(341.12mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
1.04"
(26.41mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Dec 1979–May 1980
6-Month
15.29"
(388.37mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Ties: 1916, 1958
Nov 1979–May 1980
7-Month
17.63"
(447.80mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1983
Oct 1979–May 1980
8-Month
19.83"
(503.68mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Ties: 2008
Sep 1979–May 1980
9-Month
22.34"
(567.44mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Aug 1979–May 1980
10-Month
25.33"
(643.38mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jul 1979–May 1980
11-Month
28.63"
(727.20mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jun 1979–May 1980
12-Month
31.17"
(791.72mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Ties: 1943
Dec 1978–May 1980
18-Month
48.71"
(1,237.23mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1979 1931
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Jun 1978–May 1980
24-Month
62.93"
(1,598.42mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.01"
(76.45mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1974
Jun 1977–May 1980
36-Month
95.91"
(2,436.11mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
6.03"
(153.16mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1979 1955
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jun 1976–May 1980
48-Month
121.63"
(3,089.40mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1979 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jun 1975–May 1980
60-Month
151.53"
(3,848.86mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
1.89"
(48.00mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/