Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, May 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1953
1-Month
3.05"
(77.47mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1950 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1995
Apr–May 1953
2-Month
5.92"
(150.37mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
-1.88"
(-47.75mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1927
Mar–May 1953
3-Month
10.41"
(264.41mm)
10.89"
(276.61mm)
-0.48"
(-12.20mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1951 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1927
Feb–May 1953
4-Month
11.93"
(303.02mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jan–May 1953
5-Month
13.72"
(348.49mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Dec 1952–May 1953
6-Month
15.79"
(401.07mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Nov 1952–May 1953
7-Month
18.83"
(478.28mm)
19.95"
(506.73mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Ties: 1961
Oct 1952–May 1953
8-Month
19.50"
(495.30mm)
22.74"
(577.60mm)
-3.24"
(-82.30mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Sep 1952–May 1953
9-Month
21.36"
(542.54mm)
26.24"
(666.50mm)
-4.88"
(-123.96mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1927
Aug 1952–May 1953
10-Month
24.48"
(621.79mm)
29.74"
(755.40mm)
-5.26"
(-133.61mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1927
Jul 1952–May 1953
11-Month
27.81"
(706.37mm)
33.37"
(847.60mm)
-5.56"
(-141.23mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1927
Jun 1952–May 1953
12-Month
32.60"
(828.04mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
-4.83"
(-122.68mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1927
Dec 1951–May 1953
18-Month
49.62"
(1,260.35mm)
54.62"
(1,387.35mm)
-5.00"
(-127.00mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1941 1902
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2009
Jun 1951–May 1953
24-Month
73.99"
(1,879.35mm)
74.85"
(1,901.19mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1941
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1974
Jun 1950–May 1953
36-Month
111.73"
(2,837.94mm)
112.24"
(2,850.90mm)
-0.51"
(-12.96mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1942 1902
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1949–May 1953
48-Month
156.71"
(3,980.43mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
7.08"
(179.83mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1949 1956
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1948–May 1953
60-Month
194.96"
(4,951.98mm)
187.07"
(4,751.58mm)
7.89"
(200.40mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/