Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, May 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1897
1-Month
1.85"
(46.99mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
-2.23"
(-56.64mm)
7th Driest Driest to Date 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1995
Apr–May 1897
2-Month
6.13"
(155.70mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
-1.67"
(-42.42mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1927
Mar–May 1897
3-Month
11.96"
(303.78mm)
10.89"
(276.61mm)
1.07"
(27.17mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
40th Wettest Wettest to Date 1927
Ties: 1921
Feb–May 1897
4-Month
13.87"
(352.30mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
40th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan–May 1897
5-Month
18.55"
(471.17mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
3.68"
(93.47mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1896–May 1897
6-Month
19.10"
(485.14mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
1.90"
(48.26mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
39th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 1896–May 1897
7-Month
21.73"
(551.94mm)
19.95"
(506.73mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
84th Driest Driest to Date 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Oct 1896–May 1897
8-Month
23.01"
(584.45mm)
22.74"
(577.60mm)
0.27"
(6.85mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
60th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1896–May 1897
9-Month
28.38"
(720.85mm)
26.24"
(666.50mm)
2.14"
(54.35mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
37th Wettest Wettest to Date 1927
Aug 1896–May 1897
10-Month
31.20"
(792.48mm)
29.74"
(755.40mm)
1.46"
(37.08mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1927
Jul 1896–May 1897
11-Month
37.31"
(947.67mm)
33.37"
(847.60mm)
3.94"
(100.07mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1927
Jun 1896–May 1897
12-Month
41.25"
(1,047.75mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
37th Wettest Wettest to Date 1927
Dec 1895–May 1897
18-Month
59.52"
(1,511.81mm)
54.62"
(1,387.35mm)
4.90"
(124.46mm)
92nd Driest Driest to Date 1902
32nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2009
Jun 1895–May 1897
24-Month
77.40"
(1,965.96mm)
74.85"
(1,901.19mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
73rd Driest Driest to Date 1941
51st Wettest Wettest to Date 1974

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 10, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/