Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
2.95"
(74.93mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1972
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
5.19"
(131.83mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.24"
(-6.09mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1957
Ties: 1901, 1998
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
7.17"
(182.12mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1985 1925
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1957, 1991
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
9.99"
(253.75mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1985 1925
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 2013
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
11.44"
(290.58mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1976
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
12.90"
(327.66mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-1.83"
(-46.48mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
16.44"
(417.58mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.52"
(-13.20mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
19.62"
(498.35mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1946, 1987
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
22.62"
(574.55mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
1.00"
(25.40mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
25.55"
(648.97mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
28.27"
(718.06mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1931
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
30.89"
(784.61mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
43.90"
(1,115.06mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Ties: 1971
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
60.50"
(1,536.70mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1982 1931
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
92.44"
(2,347.98mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
2.56"
(65.03mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
127.91"
(3,248.91mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
8.13"
(206.50mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
160.29"
(4,071.37mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
10.65"
(270.51mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1985 1957
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 6, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/