Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
3.53"
(89.66mm)
3.41"
(86.61mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2004
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
5.72"
(145.29mm)
5.91"
(150.11mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2013
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
7.27"
(184.66mm)
7.63"
(193.80mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2013
Ties: 2018
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
7.92"
(201.17mm)
8.65"
(219.71mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2013
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
8.56"
(217.42mm)
9.79"
(248.67mm)
-1.23"
(-31.25mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2013
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
9.57"
(243.08mm)
11.04"
(280.42mm)
-1.47"
(-37.34mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2013
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
10.88"
(276.35mm)
12.87"
(326.90mm)
-1.99"
(-50.55mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2013
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
13.18"
(334.77mm)
15.17"
(385.32mm)
-1.99"
(-50.55mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1940 1925
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
15.34"
(389.64mm)
18.56"
(471.42mm)
-3.22"
(-81.78mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1940 1925
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
18.34"
(465.84mm)
22.11"
(561.59mm)
-3.77"
(-95.75mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1940 1931
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
22.70"
(576.58mm)
25.70"
(652.78mm)
-3.00"
(-76.20mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1949 1931
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
25.83"
(656.08mm)
29.72"
(754.89mm)
-3.89"
(-98.81mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
35.23"
(894.84mm)
40.74"
(1,034.80mm)
-5.51"
(-139.96mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2017
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
54.99"
(1,396.75mm)
59.42"
(1,509.27mm)
-4.43"
(-112.52mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1949 1931
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2017
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
84.10"
(2,136.14mm)
89.09"
(2,262.89mm)
-4.99"
(-126.75mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1935
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
113.53"
(2,883.66mm)
118.72"
(3,015.49mm)
-5.19"
(-131.83mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Ties: 1900
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
146.10"
(3,710.94mm)
148.35"
(3,768.09mm)
-2.25"
(-57.15mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Ties: 1901

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/