Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2020
1-Month
1.39"
(35.31mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
-0.93"
(-23.62mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2017 1901
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1927
Apr–May 2020
2-Month
2.19"
(55.63mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 2017 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1896
Ties: 1910
Mar–May 2020
3-Month
2.43"
(61.72mm)
4.43"
(112.52mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1896
Feb–May 2020
4-Month
2.60"
(66.04mm)
4.89"
(124.21mm)
-2.29"
(-58.17mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1896
Jan–May 2020
5-Month
2.98"
(75.69mm)
5.39"
(136.91mm)
-2.41"
(-61.22mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1896
Dec 2019–May 2020
6-Month
3.74"
(95.00mm)
5.88"
(149.35mm)
-2.14"
(-54.35mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2008 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1896
Nov 2019–May 2020
7-Month
4.35"
(110.49mm)
6.48"
(164.59mm)
-2.13"
(-54.10mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 2008 1980
113th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1896
Oct 2019–May 2020
8-Month
6.76"
(171.70mm)
7.56"
(192.02mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2018 1980
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1999
Sep 2019–May 2020
9-Month
12.66"
(321.56mm)
9.21"
(233.93mm)
3.45"
(87.63mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2019 1980
14th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2011
Aug 2019–May 2020
10-Month
15.51"
(393.95mm)
11.35"
(288.29mm)
4.16"
(105.66mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2019 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1999
Jul 2019–May 2020
11-Month
18.91"
(480.31mm)
13.93"
(353.82mm)
4.98"
(126.49mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2019 1934
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
Jun 2019–May 2020
12-Month
21.98"
(558.29mm)
17.33"
(440.18mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2019 1934
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
Dec 2018–May 2020
18-Month
28.02"
(711.71mm)
23.19"
(589.03mm)
4.83"
(122.68mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2011
Jun 2018–May 2020
24-Month
40.70"
(1,033.78mm)
34.63"
(879.60mm)
6.07"
(154.18mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2019 1935
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1995
Jun 2017–May 2020
36-Month
54.80"
(1,391.92mm)
51.85"
(1,316.99mm)
2.95"
(74.93mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2019 1936
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Jun 2016–May 2020
48-Month
74.00"
(1,879.60mm)
69.06"
(1,754.12mm)
4.94"
(125.48mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2019 1937
29th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2012
Jun 2015–May 2020
60-Month
91.80"
(2,331.72mm)
86.26"
(2,191.00mm)
5.54"
(140.72mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2019 1938
28th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2013

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/