Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 2011

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2011
1-Month
3.43"
(87.12mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2010 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Apr–May 2011
2-Month
6.85"
(173.99mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
1.42"
(36.07mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2010 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1957
Mar–May 2011
3-Month
9.76"
(247.90mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
1.82"
(46.22mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2010 1925
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1957, 1991
Feb–May 2011
4-Month
11.74"
(298.20mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
1.67"
(42.42mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2010 1925
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 1998
Jan–May 2011
5-Month
13.39"
(340.11mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2010 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 1978
Dec 2010–May 2011
6-Month
15.84"
(402.34mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
1.11"
(28.20mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2010 1931
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 1990
Nov 2010–May 2011
7-Month
18.06"
(458.72mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 2010 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Oct 2010–May 2011
8-Month
20.03"
(508.76mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Sep 2010–May 2011
9-Month
22.81"
(579.37mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
1.19"
(30.22mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Aug 2010–May 2011
10-Month
25.32"
(643.13mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2009 1918
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Jul 2010–May 2011
11-Month
28.64"
(727.46mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
1.61"
(40.90mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2009 1931
29th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Jun 2010–May 2011
12-Month
32.13"
(816.10mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
2.18"
(55.37mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2009 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Dec 2009–May 2011
18-Month
47.84"
(1,215.14mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2010 1931
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Jun 2009–May 2011
24-Month
65.07"
(1,652.78mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
5.15"
(130.81mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2010 1931
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Jun 2008–May 2011
36-Month
95.56"
(2,427.22mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
5.68"
(144.27mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2010 1955
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2007–May 2011
48-Month
125.95"
(3,199.13mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
6.17"
(156.72mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2010 1956
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Jun 2006–May 2011
60-Month
156.03"
(3,963.16mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
6.39"
(162.30mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2010 1957
19th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020

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