Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
2.73"
(69.34mm)
3.41"
(86.61mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2004
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
5.31"
(134.87mm)
5.91"
(150.11mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
6.89"
(175.01mm)
7.63"
(193.80mm)
-0.74"
(-18.79mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
7.91"
(200.91mm)
8.65"
(219.71mm)
-0.74"
(-18.80mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Ties: 1924, 1996
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
8.81"
(223.77mm)
9.79"
(248.67mm)
-0.98"
(-24.90mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2013
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
9.59"
(243.59mm)
11.04"
(280.42mm)
-1.45"
(-36.83mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2013
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
9.97"
(253.24mm)
12.87"
(326.90mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2013
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
11.82"
(300.23mm)
15.17"
(385.32mm)
-3.35"
(-85.09mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1934 1925
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
13.66"
(346.96mm)
18.56"
(471.42mm)
-4.90"
(-124.46mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1925
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
17.79"
(451.87mm)
22.11"
(561.59mm)
-4.32"
(-109.72mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
20.05"
(509.27mm)
25.70"
(652.78mm)
-5.65"
(-143.51mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
25.15"
(638.81mm)
29.72"
(754.89mm)
-4.57"
(-116.08mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
35.21"
(894.33mm)
40.74"
(1,034.80mm)
-5.53"
(-140.47mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1934 1911
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2017
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
54.18"
(1,376.17mm)
59.42"
(1,509.27mm)
-5.24"
(-133.10mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1935 1931
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2020
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
84.25"
(2,139.95mm)
89.09"
(2,262.89mm)
-4.84"
(-122.94mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1937 1935
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
110.73"
(2,812.54mm)
118.72"
(3,015.49mm)
-7.99"
(-202.95mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1937 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2020
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
139.06"
(3,532.12mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
-9.29"
(-235.97mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1938 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 15, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/