Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1959
1-Month
3.20"
(81.28mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Ties: 1919
Apr–May 1959
2-Month
5.34"
(135.64mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.09"
(-2.28mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1957
Ties: 1921
Mar–May 1959
3-Month
7.48"
(189.99mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1956 1925
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1957, 1991
Ties: 1901
Feb–May 1959
4-Month
9.83"
(249.68mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1956 1925
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan–May 1959
5-Month
12.02"
(305.31mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1989
Dec 1958–May 1959
6-Month
13.34"
(338.84mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-1.39"
(-35.30mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Nov 1958–May 1959
7-Month
15.55"
(394.97mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Oct 1958–May 1959
8-Month
17.08"
(433.83mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1954
Sep 1958–May 1959
9-Month
19.90"
(505.46mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-1.72"
(-43.69mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1902
Aug 1958–May 1959
10-Month
22.30"
(566.42mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1955 1918
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1898, 2001
Jul 1958–May 1959
11-Month
26.16"
(664.46mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1956 1931
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jun 1958–May 1959
12-Month
29.36"
(745.74mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1957 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1961
Dec 1957–May 1959
18-Month
44.65"
(1,134.11mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 2021
Jun 1957–May 1959
24-Month
61.51"
(1,562.35mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.59"
(40.38mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1958 1931
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Ties: 1922
Jun 1956–May 1959
36-Month
90.12"
(2,289.05mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1958 1955
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1955–May 1959
48-Month
117.94"
(2,995.68mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-1.84"
(-46.73mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1954–May 1959
60-Month
144.11"
(3,660.39mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-5.53"
(-140.47mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 30, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/