Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1931

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1931
1-Month
2.29"
(58.17mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.62"
(-15.74mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1926 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Ties: 1992, 2006
Apr–May 1931
2-Month
4.36"
(110.74mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1925 1934
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 1957
Ties: 1939
Mar–May 1931
3-Month
6.67"
(169.42mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1925 1925
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1931
4-Month
8.51"
(216.15mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-1.56"
(-39.63mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1925 1925
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jan–May 1931
5-Month
10.07"
(255.78mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-2.32"
(-58.93mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1925 1934
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Dec 1930–May 1931
6-Month
11.35"
(288.29mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-3.38"
(-85.85mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1931
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Nov 1930–May 1931
7-Month
13.63"
(346.20mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-3.33"
(-84.58mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1934
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 1983
Oct 1930–May 1931
8-Month
15.94"
(404.88mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-3.19"
(-81.02mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1925 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Sep 1930–May 1931
9-Month
18.27"
(464.06mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-3.35"
(-85.09mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1925 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Aug 1930–May 1931
10-Month
20.23"
(513.84mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-4.02"
(-102.11mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1918 1918
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jul 1930–May 1931
11-Month
22.02"
(559.31mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-5.01"
(-127.25mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1931
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jun 1930–May 1931
12-Month
24.35"
(618.49mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-5.60"
(-142.24mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1934
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Dec 1929–May 1931
18-Month
37.86"
(961.64mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-6.84"
(-173.74mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1931
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jun 1929–May 1931
24-Month
52.17"
(1,325.12mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-7.75"
(-196.85mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1931
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2020
Jun 1928–May 1931
36-Month
84.53"
(2,147.06mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-5.35"
(-135.89mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1926 1955
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jun 1927–May 1931
48-Month
114.24"
(2,901.70mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-5.54"
(-140.71mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1926 1956
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jun 1926–May 1931
60-Month
147.19"
(3,738.63mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-2.45"
(-62.23mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1928 1957
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 15, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/