Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Louisiana

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
2.07"
(52.58mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
-3.09"
(-78.48mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1918 1998
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1907
Ties: 1963, 2018
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
11.18"
(283.97mm)
10.00"
(254.00mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1925
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1991
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
14.52"
(368.81mm)
14.95"
(379.73mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1939 1963
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1991
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
21.02"
(533.91mm)
19.58"
(497.33mm)
1.44"
(36.58mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1925
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1991
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
23.82"
(605.03mm)
24.72"
(627.89mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1963
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1991
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
28.27"
(718.06mm)
30.20"
(767.08mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1939 2011
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 1991
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
31.28"
(794.51mm)
34.46"
(875.28mm)
-3.18"
(-80.77mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1939 1963
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1991
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
33.34"
(846.84mm)
37.89"
(962.41mm)
-4.55"
(-115.57mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1939 1904
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
36.13"
(917.70mm)
42.00"
(1,066.80mm)
-5.87"
(-149.10mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1939 1904
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
40.57"
(1,030.48mm)
46.66"
(1,185.16mm)
-6.09"
(-154.68mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1936 1925
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
46.01"
(1,168.65mm)
52.34"
(1,329.44mm)
-6.33"
(-160.79mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1936 1925
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
50.36"
(1,279.14mm)
56.94"
(1,446.28mm)
-6.58"
(-167.14mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1937 1925
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
77.48"
(1,967.99mm)
87.29"
(2,217.17mm)
-9.81"
(-249.18mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1937 1925
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1992
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
102.56"
(2,605.02mm)
114.02"
(2,896.11mm)
-11.46"
(-291.09mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1991
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
158.61"
(4,028.69mm)
171.14"
(4,346.96mm)
-12.53"
(-318.27mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1918
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1936 1975
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
206.55"
(5,246.37mm)
228.16"
(5,795.26mm)
-21.61"
(-548.89mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1939 1918
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1993
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
253.91"
(6,449.31mm)
284.97"
(7,238.24mm)
-31.06"
(-788.93mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1918 1918
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1993

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/