Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, May 2008

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2008
1-Month
3.00"
(76.20mm)
2.91"
(73.91mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Ties: 1902, 1944
Apr–May 2008
2-Month
5.54"
(140.72mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1957
Ties: 1964
Mar–May 2008
3-Month
8.06"
(204.72mm)
7.94"
(201.68mm)
0.12"
(3.04mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2007 1925
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1957, 1991
Ties: 2014
Feb–May 2008
4-Month
10.53"
(267.46mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
0.46"
(11.68mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2007 1925
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Jan–May 2008
5-Month
12.74"
(323.60mm)
12.39"
(314.71mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Dec 2007–May 2008
6-Month
15.71"
(399.03mm)
14.73"
(374.14mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 2007 1931
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 2010
Nov 2007–May 2008
7-Month
17.11"
(434.59mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 1983
Oct 2007–May 2008
8-Month
19.83"
(503.68mm)
19.13"
(485.90mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Ties: 1980
Sep 2007–May 2008
9-Month
22.00"
(558.80mm)
21.62"
(549.15mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2006 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Aug 2007–May 2008
10-Month
24.60"
(624.84mm)
24.25"
(615.95mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2006 1918
59th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Jul 2007–May 2008
11-Month
27.48"
(697.99mm)
27.03"
(686.56mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2006 1931
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Jun 2007–May 2008
12-Month
30.39"
(771.91mm)
29.95"
(760.73mm)
0.44"
(11.18mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Dec 2006–May 2008
18-Month
44.49"
(1,130.05mm)
44.70"
(1,135.38mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2007 1931
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Jun 2006–May 2008
24-Month
60.47"
(1,535.94mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 2007 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 2020
Jun 2005–May 2008
36-Month
89.39"
(2,270.51mm)
89.88"
(2,282.95mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2004 1955
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Jun 2004–May 2008
48-Month
122.80"
(3,119.12mm)
119.78"
(3,042.41mm)
3.02"
(76.71mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2005 1956
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Jun 2003–May 2008
60-Month
153.30"
(3,893.82mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
3.66"
(92.96mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2006 1957
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 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/