Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Pennsylvania

Precipitation Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
4.31"
(109.47mm)
3.93"
(99.82mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1955 1964
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1989
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
8.08"
(205.23mm)
7.57"
(192.28mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1955 1926
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Ties: 1958
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
12.59"
(319.79mm)
11.06"
(280.92mm)
1.53"
(38.87mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1926
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
17.27"
(438.66mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
3.61"
(91.70mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1955 1941
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
18.97"
(481.84mm)
16.71"
(424.43mm)
2.26"
(57.41mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1941
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
19.58"
(497.33mm)
19.81"
(503.17mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1955 1941
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
22.36"
(567.94mm)
23.02"
(584.71mm)
-0.66"
(-16.77mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1952
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
28.55"
(725.17mm)
26.19"
(665.23mm)
2.36"
(59.94mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1955 1925
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
31.03"
(788.16mm)
29.75"
(755.65mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1955 1941
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
39.54"
(1,004.32mm)
33.62"
(853.95mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
42.11"
(1,069.59mm)
37.82"
(960.63mm)
4.29"
(108.96mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
45.64"
(1,159.26mm)
41.97"
(1,066.04mm)
3.67"
(93.22mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
63.17"
(1,604.52mm)
61.76"
(1,568.70mm)
1.41"
(35.82mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
85.04"
(2,160.02mm)
83.91"
(2,131.31mm)
1.13"
(28.71mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
119.96"
(3,046.98mm)
125.93"
(3,198.62mm)
-5.97"
(-151.64mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1955 1965
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
165.30"
(4,198.62mm)
167.92"
(4,265.17mm)
-2.62"
(-66.55mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1944 1966
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
213.96"
(5,434.58mm)
209.84"
(5,329.94mm)
4.12"
(104.64mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1948 1967
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2008
Ties: 1987

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/