Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1901
1-Month
6.94"
(176.28mm)
3.58"
(90.93mm)
3.36"
(85.35mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1900 1941
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1976
Apr–May 1901
2-Month
12.15"
(308.61mm)
6.92"
(175.77mm)
5.23"
(132.84mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1900 1941
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1901
Mar–May 1901
3-Month
16.54"
(420.12mm)
11.20"
(284.48mm)
5.34"
(135.64mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1900 1985
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2003
Feb–May 1901
4-Month
19.70"
(500.38mm)
15.10"
(383.54mm)
4.60"
(116.84mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1900 1911
15th Wettest Wettest to Date 1929
Jan–May 1901
5-Month
23.30"
(591.82mm)
18.93"
(480.82mm)
4.37"
(111.00mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1900 1911
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1895 1998
Dec 1900–May 1901
6-Month
29.07"
(738.38mm)
22.58"
(573.53mm)
6.49"
(164.85mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1900 1911
13th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Nov 1900–May 1901
7-Month
32.36"
(821.94mm)
25.18"
(639.57mm)
7.18"
(182.37mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1900 1911
13th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Oct 1900–May 1901
8-Month
35.88"
(911.35mm)
28.21"
(716.53mm)
7.67"
(194.82mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1900 1911
11th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Ties: 1965
Sep 1900–May 1901
9-Month
38.71"
(983.23mm)
32.41"
(823.21mm)
6.30"
(160.02mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1900 1941
22nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Aug 1900–May 1901
10-Month
40.92"
(1,039.37mm)
37.67"
(956.82mm)
3.25"
(82.55mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1900 1985
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1929
Jul 1900–May 1901
11-Month
45.40"
(1,153.16mm)
43.21"
(1,097.53mm)
2.19"
(55.63mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1900 2002
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1929
Jun 1900–May 1901
12-Month
53.22"
(1,351.79mm)
47.93"
(1,217.42mm)
5.29"
(134.37mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1900 1981
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1929
Dec 1899–May 1901
18-Month
76.48"
(1,942.59mm)
70.56"
(1,792.22mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1900 2002
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 1929
Jun 1899–May 1901
24-Month
100.14"
(2,543.56mm)
95.90"
(2,435.86mm)
4.24"
(107.70mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1899 1927
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1929
Jun 1898–May 1901
36-Month
157.06"
(3,989.32mm)
144.04"
(3,658.62mm)
13.02"
(330.70mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1900 2002
18th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Jun 1897–May 1901
48-Month
195.48"
(4,965.19mm)
191.91"
(4,874.51mm)
3.57"
(90.68mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1900 2002
47th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Jun 1896–May 1901
60-Month
246.21"
(6,253.73mm)
239.81"
(6,091.17mm)
6.40"
(162.56mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1900 1957
37th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Ties: 1909

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on February 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/