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 August 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1923

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1923
1-Month
3.13"
(79.50mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1922 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Apr–May 1923
2-Month
5.97"
(151.64mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1921 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1957
Mar–May 1923
3-Month
8.39"
(213.11mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1921 1925
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1923
4-Month
10.25"
(260.35mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1921 1925
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Jan–May 1923
5-Month
12.69"
(322.33mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1921 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Ties: 1920
Dec 1922–May 1923
6-Month
15.36"
(390.14mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1921 1931
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Nov 1922–May 1923
7-Month
17.44"
(442.98mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.48"
(12.20mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1921 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1983
Oct 1922–May 1923
8-Month
19.17"
(486.92mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1921 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Sep 1922–May 1923
9-Month
20.64"
(524.26mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-0.98"
(-24.89mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Aug 1922–May 1923
10-Month
22.87"
(580.90mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-1.38"
(-35.05mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1918 1918
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Ties: 1902
Jul 1922–May 1923
11-Month
25.76"
(654.30mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1918 1931
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Jun 1922–May 1923
12-Month
28.46"
(722.88mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-1.49"
(-37.85mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1918 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Ties: 1937
Dec 1921–May 1923
18-Month
44.82"
(1,138.43mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1919 1931
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Jun 1921–May 1923
24-Month
59.62"
(1,514.35mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1919 1931
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2020
Jun 1920–May 1923
36-Month
89.97"
(2,285.24mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1920 1955
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Jun 1919–May 1923
48-Month
121.55"
(3,087.37mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.77"
(44.96mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1921 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Jun 1918–May 1923
60-Month
151.81"
(3,855.97mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
2.17"
(55.11mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1922 1957
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 5, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/