Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Illinois

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
4.92"
(124.97mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1995
Ties: 1968, 1984
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
10.72"
(272.29mm)
7.80"
(198.12mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1927
Ties: 1947
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
17.02"
(432.31mm)
10.89"
(276.61mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
18.15"
(461.01mm)
12.75"
(323.85mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
19.95"
(506.73mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
5.08"
(129.03mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
23.36"
(593.34mm)
17.20"
(436.88mm)
6.16"
(156.46mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
27.67"
(702.82mm)
19.95"
(506.73mm)
7.72"
(196.09mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2019
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
30.25"
(768.35mm)
22.74"
(577.60mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
35.34"
(897.64mm)
26.24"
(666.50mm)
9.10"
(231.14mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
40.66"
(1,032.76mm)
29.74"
(755.40mm)
10.92"
(277.36mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
44.53"
(1,131.06mm)
33.37"
(847.60mm)
11.16"
(283.46mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
48.40"
(1,229.36mm)
37.43"
(950.72mm)
10.97"
(278.64mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
67.00"
(1,701.80mm)
54.62"
(1,387.35mm)
12.38"
(314.45mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1902
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2009
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
83.15"
(2,112.01mm)
74.85"
(1,901.19mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1941
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1974
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
120.15"
(3,051.81mm)
112.24"
(2,850.90mm)
7.91"
(200.91mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1972 1902
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
162.29"
(4,122.17mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
12.66"
(321.57mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
198.91"
(5,052.31mm)
187.07"
(4,751.58mm)
11.84"
(300.73mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/