Climate at a Glance

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South Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
4.94"
(125.48mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1977 1998
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1914
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
9.33"
(236.98mm)
7.26"
(184.40mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1978 1998
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
13.12"
(333.25mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
3.16"
(80.27mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2015
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
15.87"
(403.10mm)
12.19"
(309.63mm)
3.68"
(93.47mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2015
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
19.63"
(498.60mm)
14.42"
(366.27mm)
5.21"
(132.33mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1978 1963
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2015
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
21.94"
(557.28mm)
16.92"
(429.77mm)
5.02"
(127.51mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1963
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2015
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
25.61"
(650.49mm)
19.34"
(491.24mm)
6.27"
(159.25mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 1971
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2016
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
26.49"
(672.85mm)
22.04"
(559.82mm)
4.45"
(113.03mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
29.99"
(761.75mm)
25.25"
(641.35mm)
4.74"
(120.40mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1978 1918
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
33.14"
(841.76mm)
28.19"
(716.03mm)
4.95"
(125.73mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
35.21"
(894.33mm)
31.39"
(797.31mm)
3.82"
(97.02mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
38.69"
(982.73mm)
34.90"
(886.46mm)
3.79"
(96.27mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
52.82"
(1,341.63mm)
51.87"
(1,317.50mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1978 1918
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2016
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
70.70"
(1,795.78mm)
69.89"
(1,775.21mm)
0.81"
(20.57mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1978 1918
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2016
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
105.00"
(2,667.00mm)
104.83"
(2,662.68mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1975
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
138.54"
(3,518.92mm)
139.71"
(3,548.63mm)
-1.17"
(-29.71mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1975
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
181.48"
(4,609.59mm)
174.45"
(4,431.03mm)
7.03"
(178.56mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1973 1957
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/