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 August 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2003
1-Month
3.27"
(83.06mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.36"
(9.15mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2019
Apr–May 2003
2-Month
5.90"
(149.86mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1957
Mar–May 2003
3-Month
8.38"
(212.85mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2002 1925
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1957, 1991
Feb–May 2003
4-Month
10.95"
(278.13mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2002 1925
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 1897
Jan–May 2003
5-Month
12.28"
(311.91mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Dec 2002–May 2003
6-Month
15.28"
(388.11mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Nov 2002–May 2003
7-Month
17.22"
(437.39mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.26"
(6.61mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Oct 2002–May 2003
8-Month
20.23"
(513.84mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1922
Sep 2002–May 2003
9-Month
22.95"
(582.93mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
1.33"
(33.78mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1938
Aug 2002–May 2003
10-Month
25.35"
(643.89mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jul 2002–May 2003
11-Month
27.95"
(709.93mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1960
Jun 2002–May 2003
12-Month
30.51"
(774.95mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Dec 2001–May 2003
18-Month
43.69"
(1,109.73mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2001–May 2003
24-Month
58.84"
(1,494.54mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1974
Jun 2000–May 2003
36-Month
86.89"
(2,207.01mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-2.99"
(-75.94mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2002 1955
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jun 1999–May 2003
48-Month
114.02"
(2,896.11mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-5.76"
(-146.30mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1967 1956
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019
Jun 1998–May 2003
60-Month
145.83"
(3,704.08mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-3.81"
(-96.78mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/