Climate at a Glance

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Northwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1955 1924
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1998
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
3.52"
(89.41mm)
4.50"
(114.30mm)
-0.98"
(-24.89mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1952 1924
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1996
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
6.99"
(177.55mm)
7.76"
(197.10mm)
-0.77"
(-19.55mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1954 1924
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
10.62"
(269.75mm)
11.37"
(288.80mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1954 1924
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1904
Ties: 1968, 2009
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
17.54"
(445.52mm)
15.90"
(403.86mm)
1.64"
(41.66mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1955 1924
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1904
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
25.97"
(659.64mm)
20.54"
(521.72mm)
5.43"
(137.92mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1997
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
31.86"
(809.24mm)
24.89"
(632.21mm)
6.97"
(177.03mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1974
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
35.94"
(912.88mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
8.49"
(215.65mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
37.41"
(950.21mm)
28.87"
(733.30mm)
8.54"
(216.91mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
37.59"
(954.79mm)
29.68"
(753.87mm)
7.91"
(200.92mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
39.02"
(991.11mm)
30.40"
(772.16mm)
8.62"
(218.95mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
40.40"
(1,026.16mm)
32.13"
(816.10mm)
8.27"
(210.06mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1977
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1996
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
57.78"
(1,467.61mm)
52.65"
(1,337.31mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1955 1930
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1997
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
68.89"
(1,749.81mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
4.61"
(117.10mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1955 1930
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1997
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
101.53"
(2,578.86mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
5.17"
(131.32mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 1998
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
134.15"
(3,407.41mm)
128.40"
(3,261.36mm)
5.75"
(146.05mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1999
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
165.57"
(4,205.48mm)
160.37"
(4,073.40mm)
5.20"
(132.08mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1955 1933
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1999

Citing This Page

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