Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of August 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 2004

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2004
1-Month
3.34"
(84.84mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.43"
(10.93mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Apr–May 2004
2-Month
5.84"
(148.34mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1957
Mar–May 2004
3-Month
7.85"
(199.39mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2002 1925
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1957, 1991
Feb–May 2004
4-Month
10.30"
(261.62mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2002 1925
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Jan–May 2004
5-Month
12.27"
(311.66mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Dec 2003–May 2004
6-Month
14.65"
(372.11mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Nov 2003–May 2004
7-Month
17.20"
(436.88mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Oct 2003–May 2004
8-Month
19.03"
(483.36mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Sep 2003–May 2004
9-Month
21.85"
(554.99mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Aug 2003–May 2004
10-Month
24.41"
(620.01mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Jul 2003–May 2004
11-Month
27.05"
(687.07mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Jun 2003–May 2004
12-Month
30.50"
(774.70mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Dec 2002–May 2004
18-Month
45.78"
(1,162.81mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2003 1931
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1949
Jun 2002–May 2004
24-Month
61.01"
(1,549.65mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.09"
(27.68mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2003 1931
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Jun 2001–May 2004
36-Month
89.34"
(2,269.24mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.54"
(-13.71mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2003 1955
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Ties: 1924
Jun 2000–May 2004
48-Month
117.39"
(2,981.71mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
-2.39"
(-60.70mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jun 1999–May 2004
60-Month
144.52"
(3,670.81mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-5.12"
(-130.05mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
104th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/