Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, May 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1942
1-Month
4.25"
(107.95mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1995
Apr–May 1942
2-Month
6.77"
(171.96mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1927
Mar–May 1942
3-Month
9.66"
(245.36mm)
10.89"
(276.61mm)
-1.23"
(-31.25mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1927
Feb–May 1942
4-Month
12.92"
(328.17mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Ties: 1946
Jan–May 1942
5-Month
14.31"
(363.47mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Dec 1941–May 1942
6-Month
15.91"
(404.11mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
-1.29"
(-32.77mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Nov 1941–May 1942
7-Month
18.55"
(471.17mm)
19.95"
(506.73mm)
-1.40"
(-35.56mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Oct 1941–May 1942
8-Month
27.61"
(701.29mm)
22.74"
(577.60mm)
4.87"
(123.69mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019
Sep 1941–May 1942
9-Month
32.76"
(832.10mm)
26.24"
(666.50mm)
6.52"
(165.60mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1927
Aug 1941–May 1942
10-Month
35.49"
(901.45mm)
29.74"
(755.40mm)
5.75"
(146.05mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1927
Ties: 1984
Jul 1941–May 1942
11-Month
38.32"
(973.33mm)
33.37"
(847.60mm)
4.95"
(125.73mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1927
Jun 1941–May 1942
12-Month
42.66"
(1,083.56mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
5.23"
(132.84mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1927
Dec 1940–May 1942
18-Month
56.16"
(1,426.46mm)
54.62"
(1,387.35mm)
1.54"
(39.11mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1941 1902
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2009
Jun 1940–May 1942
24-Month
70.68"
(1,795.27mm)
74.85"
(1,901.19mm)
-4.17"
(-105.92mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1941 1941
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1974
Jun 1939–May 1942
36-Month
101.81"
(2,585.97mm)
112.24"
(2,850.90mm)
-10.43"
(-264.93mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1941 1902
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2011
Jun 1938–May 1942
48-Month
140.47"
(3,567.94mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-9.16"
(-232.66mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1940 2011
Jun 1937–May 1942
60-Month
179.53"
(4,560.06mm)
187.07"
(4,751.58mm)
-7.54"
(-191.52mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on December 6, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/