Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
3.23"
(82.04mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Ties: 1898
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
6.30"
(160.02mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1957
Ties: 1944
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
9.10"
(231.14mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
1.16"
(29.46mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
11.70"
(297.18mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Ties: 2017
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
15.01"
(381.25mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
2.62"
(66.54mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
17.54"
(445.52mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
2.81"
(71.38mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
20.14"
(511.56mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
3.18"
(80.78mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
21.25"
(539.75mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
2.12"
(53.85mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
23.69"
(601.73mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
26.46"
(672.08mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
2.21"
(56.13mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
29.21"
(741.93mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
2.18"
(55.37mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
31.76"
(806.70mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
1.81"
(45.97mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
47.87"
(1,215.90mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
3.17"
(80.52mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
64.74"
(1,644.40mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
4.82"
(122.43mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2020
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
90.46"
(2,297.68mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1978 1955
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
120.36"
(3,057.14mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
152.47"
(3,872.74mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/