Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Kentucky

Precipitation Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
3.48"
(88.39mm)
4.34"
(110.24mm)
-0.86"
(-21.85mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1939 1941
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
8.38"
(212.85mm)
8.44"
(214.38mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2011
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
13.44"
(341.38mm)
13.16"
(334.26mm)
0.28"
(7.12mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1937 1941
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2011
Ties: 1957
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
18.13"
(460.50mm)
16.76"
(425.70mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1938 1941
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2011
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
19.85"
(504.19mm)
20.96"
(532.38mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1936 1941
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2011
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
22.30"
(566.42mm)
25.01"
(635.25mm)
-2.71"
(-68.83mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1936 1941
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1950
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
23.55"
(598.17mm)
28.63"
(727.20mm)
-5.08"
(-129.03mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1941
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1979
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
25.73"
(653.54mm)
31.44"
(798.58mm)
-5.71"
(-145.04mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1936 1941
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1927
Ties: 1921
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
26.96"
(684.78mm)
34.66"
(880.36mm)
-7.70"
(-195.58mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1931 1941
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
29.86"
(758.44mm)
38.39"
(975.11mm)
-8.53"
(-216.67mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1931 1941
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1927
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
34.83"
(884.68mm)
42.73"
(1,085.34mm)
-7.90"
(-200.66mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1931 1941
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1927
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
40.83"
(1,037.08mm)
46.99"
(1,193.55mm)
-6.16"
(-156.47mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1941
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
70.33"
(1,786.38mm)
71.95"
(1,827.53mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1937 1931
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
94.10"
(2,390.14mm)
93.94"
(2,386.08mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1935 1941
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
138.09"
(3,507.49mm)
140.97"
(3,580.64mm)
-2.88"
(-73.15mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1933 1942
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
188.34"
(4,783.84mm)
188.00"
(4,775.20mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1934 1944
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
233.43"
(5,929.12mm)
234.99"
(5,968.75mm)
-1.56"
(-39.63mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1938 1944
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019

Citing This Page

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