Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of May 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1895

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1895
1-Month
2.88"
(73.15mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
56th Driest Driest to Date 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1916, 1950, 1961
Apr–May 1895
2-Month
4.87"
(123.70mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
28th Driest Driest to Date 1934
101st Wettest Wettest to Date 1957
Mar–May 1895
3-Month
6.86"
(174.24mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-1.08"
(-27.44mm)
12th Driest Driest to Date 1925
117th Wettest Wettest to Date 1957, 1991
Ties: 1971, 1992
Feb–May 1895
4-Month
8.27"
(210.06mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-1.80"
(-45.72mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1925
124th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan–May 1895
5-Month
11.59"
(294.39mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
32nd Driest Driest to Date 1934
97th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on June 29, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/