Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1985
1-Month
2.55"
(64.77mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1921
Apr–May 1985
2-Month
4.52"
(114.81mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.91"
(-23.11mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1957
Ties: 1899
Mar–May 1985
3-Month
7.00"
(177.80mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1971 1925
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1985
4-Month
9.10"
(231.14mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1967 1925
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1932
Jan–May 1985
5-Month
10.52"
(267.21mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-1.87"
(-47.50mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1963 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Dec 1984–May 1985
6-Month
13.01"
(330.45mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-1.72"
(-43.69mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1984–May 1985
7-Month
15.86"
(402.84mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Oct 1984–May 1985
8-Month
19.51"
(495.55mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Sep 1984–May 1985
9-Month
21.42"
(544.07mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1984–May 1985
10-Month
23.85"
(605.79mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1984–May 1985
11-Month
26.68"
(677.67mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1984–May 1985
12-Month
29.61"
(752.09mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Dec 1983–May 1985
18-Month
45.36"
(1,152.14mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1982 1931
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1983–May 1985
24-Month
61.55"
(1,563.37mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1982 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Jun 1982–May 1985
36-Month
97.02"
(2,464.31mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
7.14"
(181.36mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1983 1955
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1981–May 1985
48-Month
129.40"
(3,286.76mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
9.62"
(244.35mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jun 1980–May 1985
60-Month
155.34"
(3,945.64mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
5.70"
(144.78mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1982 1957
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/