May 2008 - Wettest in Lander, 2nd Wettest in Riverton, 5th Wettest in Casper as of 5/28

Three to five inches of rainfall across central Wyoming since May 21st has pushed Lander into the number one spot for the wettest May over the last 116 years. Downtown Riverton looks like it will hold onto the number two spot to close out the month. Casper has moved up to the number five spot with an outside chance of moving up to the number four wettest May since 1940 with the few days remaining and isolated to scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. The following are preliminary listings of the top ten wettest Mays for each location with a few days remaining in May 2008:


Top Ten Wettest Mays for Lander, Riverton and Casper

Lander Top Ten Wettest Mays (1892-2008)

Rank
Year
Precipitation
1
2008
6.12*
2
1924
6.06
3
1957  
6.03
4
1898
6.02
5
1935
5.92
6
1930
5.70
7
1921
5.56
8
1995   
5.47
9
1989
5.30
10
1917
5.26

*As of 5/28/2008

 

Riverton Top Ten Wettest Mays (1908-2008)

Rank
Year
Precipitation
1
1921
6.22
2
2008
4.60*
3
1924
4.59
4
1978
4.44
5
1971
4.42
6
1908
4.27
7
1957
4.19
8
1942
3.98
9
1935
3.94
10
1952
3.76
*As of 5/28/2008
 

Casper Top Ten Wettest Mays (1940-2008)

Rank
Year
Precipitation
1
1978
6.46
2
1995
6.31
3
1971
5.59
4
1991
4.75
5
2008
4.25*
6
1952
3.93
7
1975
3.88
8
1957
3.85
9
1962
3.81
10
1946
3.73
*As of 5/28/2008
 


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