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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 2005

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2005
1-Month
2.76"
(70.10mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2015
Apr–May 2005
2-Month
5.33"
(135.38mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1957
Mar–May 2005
3-Month
7.67"
(194.82mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2002 1925
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1957, 1991
Ties: 1898
Feb–May 2005
4-Month
9.73"
(247.14mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2002 1925
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Ties: 1960
Jan–May 2005
5-Month
12.43"
(315.72mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Dec 2004–May 2005
6-Month
14.61"
(371.09mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Nov 2004–May 2005
7-Month
17.79"
(451.87mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.83"
(21.09mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Oct 2004–May 2005
8-Month
20.83"
(529.08mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Sep 2004–May 2005
9-Month
23.81"
(604.77mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
2.19"
(55.62mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Aug 2004–May 2005
10-Month
26.85"
(681.99mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
2.60"
(66.04mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jul 2004–May 2005
11-Month
29.90"
(759.46mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2004 1931
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jun 2004–May 2005
12-Month
33.41"
(848.61mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
3.46"
(87.88mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Dec 2003–May 2005
18-Month
48.06"
(1,220.72mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
3.36"
(85.34mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2004 1931
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2003–May 2005
24-Month
63.91"
(1,623.31mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.99"
(101.34mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2004 1931
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1974
Jun 2002–May 2005
36-Month
94.42"
(2,398.27mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
4.54"
(115.32mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2004 1955
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2001–May 2005
48-Month
122.75"
(3,117.85mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2004 1956
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Jun 2000–May 2005
60-Month
150.80"
(3,830.32mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
1.16"
(29.46mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2004 1957
57th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019

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