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 2020. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2016
1-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Ties: 1974
Apr–May 2016
2-Month
6.07"
(154.18mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.64"
(16.26mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1957
Mar–May 2016
3-Month
8.99"
(228.35mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2014 1925
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1957, 1991
Feb–May 2016
4-Month
10.92"
(277.37mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2014 1925
29th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Jan–May 2016
5-Month
12.96"
(329.18mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.57"
(14.47mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019
Dec 2015–May 2016
6-Month
17.02"
(432.31mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Nov 2015–May 2016
7-Month
20.37"
(517.40mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
3.41"
(86.62mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Oct 2015–May 2016
8-Month
23.27"
(591.06mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
4.14"
(105.16mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Sep 2015–May 2016
9-Month
25.39"
(644.91mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
3.77"
(95.76mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Aug 2015–May 2016
10-Month
27.80"
(706.12mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Jul 2015–May 2016
11-Month
31.03"
(788.16mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
4.00"
(101.60mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Jun 2015–May 2016
12-Month
34.58"
(878.33mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
4.63"
(117.60mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Dec 2014–May 2016
18-Month
50.13"
(1,273.30mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jun 2014–May 2016
24-Month
66.72"
(1,694.69mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
6.80"
(172.72mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2020
Jun 2013–May 2016
36-Month
97.10"
(2,466.34mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
7.22"
(183.39mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2015 1955
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2012–May 2016
48-Month
125.45"
(3,186.43mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
5.67"
(144.02mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Jun 2011–May 2016
60-Month
153.70"
(3,903.98mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
4.06"
(103.12mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2015 1957
34th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 16, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/