Average Precipitation for New York in May

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The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during May at cities, towns and parks in New York state.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month along with information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

Downstate New York

Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Place Inches Millimetres
11 Bridgehampton, Long Island 3.8   96
10 Brookhaven, Long Island 3.8   97
11 New York City, Brooklyn 4.1 103
11 New York City, Central Park 4.2 106
12 New York JFK Airport 3.9 100
11 New York La Guardia Airport 3.8   96
11 White Plains 4.1 105

Hudson Valley & Catskills

May averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
13 Albany 3.6   92
13 Poughkeepsie 4.4 112
13 Saratoga Springs 4.1 104
14 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 5.5 141

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average amount of rain and snow in May
Days Place Inches Millimetres
13 Glens Falls 3.6   92
15 Lake Placid 3.5   89
13 Massena 3.1   78
14 Old Forge 4.2 107
14 Tupper Lake 3.8   96
13 Watertown 3.6   91

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Precipitation totals for May
Days Place Inches Millimetres
14 Binghamton 3.6   91
13 Elmira 3.1   79
14 Ithaca 3.2   81
13 Syracuse 3.2   82
14 Utica 3.8   96

Western New York State

Total precipitation during May
Days Place Inches Millimetres
12 Allegany State Park 3.9   98
13 Buffalo 3.5   88
12 Jamestown 4.2 106
13 Niagara Falls 3.1   78
12 Rochester 2.9   73
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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