Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of March 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 2000

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2000
1-Month
2.66"
(67.56mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1998 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1901, 1969
Apr–May 2000
2-Month
4.98"
(126.49mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1992 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1957
Mar–May 2000
3-Month
7.42"
(188.47mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1992 1925
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1957, 1991
Feb–May 2000
4-Month
9.54"
(242.32mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1992 1925
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1941
Jan–May 2000
5-Month
11.68"
(296.67mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.71"
(-18.04mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1992 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 2014
Dec 1999–May 2000
6-Month
13.41"
(340.61mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Nov 1999–May 2000
7-Month
14.85"
(377.19mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-2.11"
(-53.59mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Oct 1999–May 2000
8-Month
16.42"
(417.07mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-2.71"
(-68.83mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Sep 1999–May 2000
9-Month
18.94"
(481.08mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-2.68"
(-68.07mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Aug 1999–May 2000
10-Month
21.24"
(539.50mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-3.01"
(-76.45mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1940
Jul 1999–May 2000
11-Month
23.82"
(605.03mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-3.21"
(-81.53mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 1999–May 2000
12-Month
27.13"
(689.10mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-2.82"
(-71.63mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Dec 1998–May 2000
18-Month
42.23"
(1,072.64mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1989 1931
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1957
Jun 1998–May 2000
24-Month
58.94"
(1,497.08mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.98"
(-24.89mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1989 1931
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Jun 1997–May 2000
36-Month
92.49"
(2,349.25mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
2.61"
(66.30mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1991 1955
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 1996–May 2000
48-Month
126.77"
(3,219.96mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 1995–May 2000
60-Month
157.59"
(4,002.79mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
7.95"
(201.93mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1994 1957
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 13, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/