Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
5.23"
(132.84mm)
3.41"
(86.61mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 2004
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
8.16"
(207.26mm)
5.91"
(150.11mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
10.39"
(263.91mm)
7.63"
(193.80mm)
2.76"
(70.11mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
12.01"
(305.05mm)
8.65"
(219.71mm)
3.36"
(85.34mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
13.46"
(341.88mm)
9.79"
(248.67mm)
3.67"
(93.21mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2013
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
14.37"
(365.00mm)
11.04"
(280.42mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
15.65"
(397.51mm)
12.87"
(326.90mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2013
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
17.74"
(450.60mm)
15.17"
(385.32mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1937 1925
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
20.33"
(516.38mm)
18.56"
(471.42mm)
1.77"
(44.96mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1937 1925
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
23.87"
(606.30mm)
22.11"
(561.59mm)
1.76"
(44.71mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1937 1931
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
26.97"
(685.04mm)
25.70"
(652.78mm)
1.27"
(32.26mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1937 1931
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
30.07"
(763.78mm)
29.72"
(754.89mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
42.89"
(1,089.41mm)
40.74"
(1,034.80mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1937 1911
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2017
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
56.55"
(1,436.37mm)
59.42"
(1,509.27mm)
-2.87"
(-72.90mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1937 1931
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2017
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
84.88"
(2,155.95mm)
89.09"
(2,262.89mm)
-4.21"
(-106.94mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1937 1935
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
113.95"
(2,894.33mm)
118.72"
(3,015.49mm)
-4.77"
(-121.16mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
133.84"
(3,399.54mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
-14.51"
(-368.55mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/