Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Washington

Precipitation Rankings, May 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1997
1-Month
2.75"
(69.85mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1995 1924
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1948
Apr–May 1997
2-Month
6.73"
(170.94mm)
5.08"
(129.03mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1995 1924
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1948
Mar–May 1997
3-Month
14.97"
(380.24mm)
9.23"
(234.44mm)
5.74"
(145.80mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1924
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Feb–May 1997
4-Month
18.68"
(474.47mm)
13.96"
(354.58mm)
4.72"
(119.89mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1995 1973
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2017
Jan–May 1997
5-Month
26.15"
(664.21mm)
20.03"
(508.76mm)
6.12"
(155.45mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1996 1985
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1961
Ties: 1950
Dec 1996–May 1997
6-Month
37.78"
(959.61mm)
26.54"
(674.12mm)
11.24"
(285.49mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1996 1985
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Nov 1996–May 1997
7-Month
44.73"
(1,136.14mm)
32.67"
(829.82mm)
12.06"
(306.32mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1974
Oct 1996–May 1997
8-Month
50.57"
(1,284.48mm)
36.36"
(923.54mm)
14.21"
(360.94mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1974
Sep 1996–May 1997
9-Month
52.69"
(1,338.33mm)
38.32"
(973.33mm)
14.37"
(365.00mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1974
Aug 1996–May 1997
10-Month
53.32"
(1,354.33mm)
39.35"
(999.49mm)
13.97"
(354.84mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1974
Jul 1996–May 1997
11-Month
54.04"
(1,372.62mm)
40.24"
(1,022.10mm)
13.80"
(350.52mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1974
Jun 1996–May 1997
12-Month
55.19"
(1,401.83mm)
42.13"
(1,070.10mm)
13.06"
(331.73mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1995 1977
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1974
Dec 1995–May 1997
18-Month
88.15"
(2,239.01mm)
68.67"
(1,744.22mm)
19.48"
(494.79mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1930
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Jun 1995–May 1997
24-Month
111.28"
(2,826.51mm)
84.30"
(2,141.22mm)
26.98"
(685.29mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1930
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1997
Jun 1994–May 1997
36-Month
157.04"
(3,988.82mm)
126.40"
(3,210.56mm)
30.64"
(778.26mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Jun 1993–May 1997
48-Month
191.20"
(4,856.48mm)
168.49"
(4,279.65mm)
22.71"
(576.83mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1999
Jun 1992–May 1997
60-Month
228.81"
(5,811.77mm)
210.48"
(5,346.19mm)
18.33"
(465.58mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1996 1930
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/