Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Dakota

Precipitation Rankings, May 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1953
1-Month
4.02"
(102.11mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1952 1901
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1927
Apr–May 1953
2-Month
6.60"
(167.64mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
2.90"
(73.66mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1896
Mar–May 1953
3-Month
7.57"
(192.28mm)
4.43"
(112.52mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1896
Feb–May 1953
4-Month
7.90"
(200.66mm)
4.89"
(124.21mm)
3.01"
(76.45mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1896
Jan–May 1953
5-Month
8.33"
(211.58mm)
5.39"
(136.91mm)
2.94"
(74.67mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1896
Dec 1952–May 1953
6-Month
8.50"
(215.90mm)
5.88"
(149.35mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1896
Ties: 1902
Nov 1952–May 1953
7-Month
8.96"
(227.58mm)
6.48"
(164.59mm)
2.48"
(62.99mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1952 1980
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 1896
Oct 1952–May 1953
8-Month
9.05"
(229.87mm)
7.56"
(192.02mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1952 1980
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1999
Sep 1952–May 1953
9-Month
9.64"
(244.86mm)
9.21"
(233.93mm)
0.43"
(10.93mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1952 1980
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Aug 1952–May 1953
10-Month
11.91"
(302.51mm)
11.35"
(288.29mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1999
Jul 1952–May 1953
11-Month
14.68"
(372.87mm)
13.93"
(353.82mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Jun 1952–May 1953
12-Month
17.80"
(452.12mm)
17.33"
(440.18mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Ties: 2016
Dec 1951–May 1953
18-Month
21.18"
(537.97mm)
23.19"
(589.03mm)
-2.01"
(-51.06mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1952 1937
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2011
Jun 1951–May 1953
24-Month
33.18"
(842.77mm)
34.63"
(879.60mm)
-1.45"
(-36.83mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1952 1935
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1995
Jun 1950–May 1953
36-Month
47.88"
(1,216.15mm)
51.85"
(1,316.99mm)
-3.97"
(-100.84mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1949–May 1953
48-Month
66.99"
(1,701.55mm)
69.06"
(1,754.12mm)
-2.07"
(-52.57mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1937
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2012
Jun 1948–May 1953
60-Month
84.20"
(2,138.68mm)
86.26"
(2,191.00mm)
-2.06"
(-52.32mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1938
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2013

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/