Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, May 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1961
1-Month
5.17"
(131.32mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1995
Ties: 2017
Apr–May 1961
2-Month
8.46"
(214.88mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1927
Mar–May 1961
3-Month
12.75"
(323.85mm)
10.89"
(276.61mm)
1.86"
(47.24mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1927
Feb–May 1961
4-Month
14.57"
(370.08mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jan–May 1961
5-Month
15.11"
(383.79mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
0.24"
(6.09mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2019
Dec 1960–May 1961
6-Month
16.65"
(422.91mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Nov 1960–May 1961
7-Month
18.83"
(478.28mm)
19.95"
(506.73mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Ties: 1953
Oct 1960–May 1961
8-Month
21.40"
(543.56mm)
22.74"
(577.60mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Sep 1960–May 1961
9-Month
23.27"
(591.06mm)
26.24"
(666.50mm)
-2.97"
(-75.44mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1927
Aug 1960–May 1961
10-Month
26.24"
(666.50mm)
29.74"
(755.40mm)
-3.50"
(-88.90mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1927
Ties: 1987
Jul 1960–May 1961
11-Month
29.21"
(741.93mm)
33.37"
(847.60mm)
-4.16"
(-105.67mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1927
Jun 1960–May 1961
12-Month
34.84"
(884.94mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
-2.59"
(-65.78mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1927
Dec 1959–May 1961
18-Month
52.43"
(1,331.72mm)
54.62"
(1,387.35mm)
-2.19"
(-55.63mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1957 1902
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2009
Jun 1959–May 1961
24-Month
71.98"
(1,828.29mm)
74.85"
(1,901.19mm)
-2.87"
(-72.90mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1957 1941
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1974
Jun 1958–May 1961
36-Month
113.37"
(2,879.60mm)
112.24"
(2,850.90mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1958 1902
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2011
Jun 1957–May 1961
48-Month
148.61"
(3,774.69mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1956
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2011
Jun 1956–May 1961
60-Month
186.08"
(4,726.43mm)
187.07"
(4,751.58mm)
-0.99"
(-25.15mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 11, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/