Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1951

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1951
1-Month
2.37"
(60.20mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
-0.54"
(-13.71mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Apr–May 1951
2-Month
4.72"
(119.89mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1957
Mar–May 1951
3-Month
7.32"
(185.93mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1939 1925
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1951
4-Month
9.59"
(243.59mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1925
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jan–May 1951
5-Month
11.93"
(303.02mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Ties: 1947
Dec 1950–May 1951
6-Month
13.86"
(352.04mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1939 1931
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Nov 1950–May 1951
7-Month
15.96"
(405.38mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1983
Oct 1950–May 1951
8-Month
17.86"
(453.64mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Sep 1950–May 1951
9-Month
20.55"
(521.97mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Aug 1950–May 1951
10-Month
23.10"
(586.74mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jul 1950–May 1951
11-Month
26.96"
(684.78mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jun 1950–May 1951
12-Month
29.76"
(755.90mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-0.19"
(-4.83mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Dec 1949–May 1951
18-Month
45.02"
(1,143.51mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jun 1949–May 1951
24-Month
60.00"
(1,524.00mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1931
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020
Jun 1948–May 1951
36-Month
90.96"
(2,310.38mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1955
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Ties: 2009
Jun 1947–May 1951
48-Month
121.21"
(3,078.73mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jun 1946–May 1951
60-Month
151.55"
(3,849.37mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
1.91"
(48.51mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 25, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/