Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1989
1-Month
3.26"
(82.80mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Ties: 1953
Apr–May 1989
2-Month
5.05"
(128.27mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1957
Mar–May 1989
3-Month
7.96"
(202.18mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.02"
(0.50mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1988 1925
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1957, 1991
Ties: 1896, 2018
Feb–May 1989
4-Month
9.97"
(253.24mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1988 1925
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Jan–May 1989
5-Month
12.02"
(305.31mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1959
Dec 1988–May 1989
6-Month
13.71"
(348.23mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1988–May 1989
7-Month
16.88"
(428.75mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Oct 1988–May 1989
8-Month
18.31"
(465.07mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 1896
Sep 1988–May 1989
9-Month
21.12"
(536.45mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1988–May 1989
10-Month
23.69"
(601.73mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1988 1918
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1988–May 1989
11-Month
26.39"
(670.31mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1988–May 1989
12-Month
28.00"
(711.20mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1987–May 1989
18-Month
40.79"
(1,036.07mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-3.91"
(-99.31mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jun 1987–May 1989
24-Month
55.06"
(1,398.52mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-4.86"
(-123.45mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1964 1931
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Jun 1986–May 1989
36-Month
86.87"
(2,206.50mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-3.01"
(-76.45mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1968 1955
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jun 1985–May 1989
48-Month
117.76"
(2,991.10mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jun 1984–May 1989
60-Month
147.37"
(3,743.20mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-2.27"
(-57.66mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 2, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/