Average Precipitation in US Cities During May





The tables below give monthly averages for precipitation during May at the largest cities in the United States.

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. The count of days includes those 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.

May averages for total precipitation by city
Days City Inches Milli­metres
9 Atlanta, Georgia 3.7 93
9 Austin, Texas 4.4 111
11 Baltimore, Maryland 4.0 101
10 Birmingham, Alabama 5.0 127
12 Boston, Massachusetts 3.5 89
13 Buffalo, New York 3.5 88
10 Charlotte, North Carolina 3.2 81
12 Chicago, Illinois 3.7 93
13 Cincinnati, Ohio 5.0 128
13 Cleveland, Ohio 3.7 93
14 Columbus, Ohio 4.2 106
10 Dallas, Texas 4.9 125
11 Denver, Colorado 2.3 58
12 Detroit, Michigan 3.4 86
13 Hartford, Connecticut 4.4 110
8 Houston, Texas 5.1 129
13 Indianapolis, Indiana 5.1 128
Days City Inches Milli­metres
6 Jacksonville, Florida 2.5 63
11 Kansas City, Missouri 5.1 130
1 Las Vegas, Nevada 0.1 3
1 Los Angeles, California 0.2 6
13 Louisville, Kentucky 5.3 134
10 Memphis, Tennessee 5.3 133
10 Miami, Florida 5.3 136
11 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 3.4 86
12 Minneapolis, Minnesota 3.4 85
12 Nashville, Tennessee 5.5 140
8 New Orleans, Louisiana 4.6 118
11 New York, New York 4.2 106
10 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 4.7 118
8 Orlando, Florida 3.5 88
11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3.7 94
1 Phoenix, Arizona 0.1 2
13 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 4.0 100
Days City Inches Milli­metres
15 Portland, Oregon 2.7 69
12 Providence, Rhode Island 3.6 90
9 Raleigh, North Carolina 3.7 94
11 Richmond, Virginia 3.8 96
1 Riverside, California 0.2 4
12 Rochester, New York 2.9 73
3 Sacramento, California 0.7 17
9 Salt Lake City, Utah 2.0 50
9 San Antonio, Texas 4.0 102
1 San Diego, California 0.1 3
3 San Francisco, California 0.5 12
3 San Jose, California 0.5 13
12 Seattle, Washington 2.0 51
12 St. Louis, Missouri 4.7 120
6 Tampa, Florida 2.1 53
11 Virginia Beach, Virginia 3.4 87
11 Washington, DC 4.0 101
Reference

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

US City Precipitation
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