Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1988
1-Month
2.07"
(52.58mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.84"
(-21.33mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Apr–May 1988
2-Month
4.39"
(111.51mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-1.04"
(-26.41mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1957
Ties: 1926
Mar–May 1988
3-Month
6.43"
(163.32mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-1.51"
(-38.36mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1966 1925
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1957, 1991
Ties: 1939
Feb–May 1988
4-Month
7.95"
(201.93mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-2.12"
(-53.85mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1925
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan–May 1988
5-Month
9.92"
(251.97mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1987–May 1988
6-Month
12.79"
(324.87mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-1.94"
(-49.27mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 1911
Nov 1987–May 1988
7-Month
15.34"
(389.64mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.62"
(-41.14mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983
Oct 1987–May 1988
8-Month
16.49"
(418.85mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-2.64"
(-67.05mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1987–May 1988
9-Month
18.68"
(474.47mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-2.94"
(-74.68mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1987–May 1988
10-Month
21.42"
(544.07mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-2.83"
(-71.88mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1987–May 1988
11-Month
24.25"
(615.95mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-2.78"
(-70.61mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1987–May 1988
12-Month
27.06"
(687.32mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-2.89"
(-73.41mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1986–May 1988
18-Month
40.93"
(1,039.62mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-3.77"
(-95.76mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1986–May 1988
24-Month
58.87"
(1,495.30mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1982 1931
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1974
Jun 1985–May 1988
36-Month
89.76"
(2,279.90mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1984–May 1988
48-Month
119.37"
(3,032.00mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1983–May 1988
60-Month
151.31"
(3,843.27mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
1.67"
(42.41mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019

Citing This Page

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