Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Kentucky

Precipitation Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
6.27"
(159.26mm)
4.34"
(110.24mm)
1.93"
(49.02mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1980 1941
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
11.36"
(288.54mm)
8.44"
(214.38mm)
2.92"
(74.16mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
14.24"
(361.70mm)
13.16"
(334.26mm)
1.08"
(27.44mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1980 1941
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
18.39"
(467.11mm)
16.76"
(425.70mm)
1.63"
(41.41mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1980 1941
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
19.26"
(489.20mm)
20.96"
(532.38mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1941
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
20.80"
(528.32mm)
25.01"
(635.25mm)
-4.21"
(-106.93mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1980 1941
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1950
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
24.27"
(616.46mm)
28.63"
(727.20mm)
-4.36"
(-110.74mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1979
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
26.56"
(674.62mm)
31.44"
(798.58mm)
-4.88"
(-123.96mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1927
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
29.37"
(746.00mm)
34.66"
(880.36mm)
-5.29"
(-134.36mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
32.58"
(827.53mm)
38.39"
(975.11mm)
-5.81"
(-147.58mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1927
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
37.40"
(949.96mm)
42.73"
(1,085.34mm)
-5.33"
(-135.38mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1927
Ties: 1926
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
40.16"
(1,020.06mm)
46.99"
(1,193.55mm)
-6.83"
(-173.49mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
60.24"
(1,530.10mm)
71.95"
(1,827.53mm)
-11.71"
(-297.43mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1964 1931
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
93.83"
(2,383.28mm)
93.94"
(2,386.08mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1941
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
152.67"
(3,877.82mm)
140.97"
(3,580.64mm)
11.70"
(297.18mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1979 1942
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
205.07"
(5,208.78mm)
188.00"
(4,775.20mm)
17.07"
(433.58mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1980 1944
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
244.70"
(6,215.38mm)
234.99"
(5,968.75mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1973 1944
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 12, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/