Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, May 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1959
1-Month
4.36"
(110.74mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1995
Apr–May 1959
2-Month
7.51"
(190.75mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1927
Mar–May 1959
3-Month
10.61"
(269.49mm)
10.89"
(276.61mm)
-0.28"
(-7.12mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1927
Feb–May 1959
4-Month
13.10"
(332.74mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jan–May 1959
5-Month
15.56"
(395.22mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
0.69"
(17.52mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Dec 1958–May 1959
6-Month
16.06"
(407.92mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
-1.14"
(-28.96mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Nov 1958–May 1959
7-Month
19.67"
(499.62mm)
19.95"
(506.73mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Ties: 1960
Oct 1958–May 1959
8-Month
21.11"
(536.19mm)
22.74"
(577.60mm)
-1.63"
(-41.41mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Sep 1958–May 1959
9-Month
23.86"
(606.04mm)
26.24"
(666.50mm)
-2.38"
(-60.46mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1927
Aug 1958–May 1959
10-Month
27.05"
(687.07mm)
29.74"
(755.40mm)
-2.69"
(-68.33mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1927
Jul 1958–May 1959
11-Month
35.15"
(892.81mm)
33.37"
(847.60mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1927
Jun 1958–May 1959
12-Month
41.39"
(1,051.31mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
3.96"
(100.59mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1927
Ties: 1952
Dec 1957–May 1959
18-Month
55.06"
(1,398.52mm)
54.62"
(1,387.35mm)
0.44"
(11.17mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1957 1902
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2009
Jun 1957–May 1959
24-Month
76.63"
(1,946.40mm)
74.85"
(1,901.19mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1958 1941
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1974
Ties: 1946
Jun 1956–May 1959
36-Month
114.10"
(2,898.14mm)
112.24"
(2,850.90mm)
1.86"
(47.24mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1958 1902
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1955–May 1959
48-Month
145.81"
(3,703.57mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-3.82"
(-97.03mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Jun 1954–May 1959
60-Month
183.15"
(4,652.01mm)
187.07"
(4,751.58mm)
-3.92"
(-99.57mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2011

Citing This Page

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