Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, May 1917

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1917
1-Month
4.21"
(106.93mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1995
Apr–May 1917
2-Month
8.82"
(224.03mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1916 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 1927
Mar–May 1917
3-Month
11.63"
(295.40mm)
10.89"
(276.61mm)
0.74"
(18.79mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1916 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1927
Feb–May 1917
4-Month
12.13"
(308.10mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1916 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1913 2019
Ties: 1965
Jan–May 1917
5-Month
14.02"
(356.11mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Dec 1916–May 1917
6-Month
16.38"
(416.05mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Nov 1916–May 1917
7-Month
18.32"
(465.33mm)
19.95"
(506.73mm)
-1.63"
(-41.40mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Oct 1916–May 1917
8-Month
21.27"
(540.26mm)
22.74"
(577.60mm)
-1.47"
(-37.34mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2019
Sep 1916–May 1917
9-Month
24.20"
(614.68mm)
26.24"
(666.50mm)
-2.04"
(-51.82mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1927
Aug 1916–May 1917
10-Month
28.49"
(723.65mm)
29.74"
(755.40mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1927
Jul 1916–May 1917
11-Month
29.68"
(753.87mm)
33.37"
(847.60mm)
-3.69"
(-93.73mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1927
Jun 1916–May 1917
12-Month
35.04"
(890.02mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
-2.39"
(-60.70mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1927
Dec 1915–May 1917
18-Month
53.74"
(1,365.00mm)
54.62"
(1,387.35mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1915 1902
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2009
Jun 1915–May 1917
24-Month
78.91"
(2,004.31mm)
74.85"
(1,901.19mm)
4.06"
(103.12mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1916 1941
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1909 1974
Jun 1914–May 1917
36-Month
110.32"
(2,802.13mm)
112.24"
(2,850.90mm)
-1.92"
(-48.77mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1916 1902
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2011
Jun 1913–May 1917
48-Month
138.92"
(3,528.57mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-10.71"
(-272.03mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1915 1956
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2011
Jun 1912–May 1917
60-Month
176.26"
(4,477.00mm)
187.07"
(4,751.58mm)
-10.81"
(-274.58mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/