Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
3.93"
(99.82mm)
3.58"
(90.93mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1970 1941
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1976
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
8.41"
(213.61mm)
6.92"
(175.77mm)
1.49"
(37.84mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1972 1941
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1901
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
14.52"
(368.81mm)
11.20"
(284.48mm)
3.32"
(84.33mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2003
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
19.68"
(499.87mm)
15.10"
(383.54mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1929
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
24.41"
(620.01mm)
18.93"
(480.82mm)
5.48"
(139.19mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1998
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
29.84"
(757.94mm)
22.58"
(573.53mm)
7.26"
(184.41mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1998
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
34.32"
(871.73mm)
25.18"
(639.57mm)
9.14"
(232.16mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1998
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
35.98"
(913.89mm)
28.21"
(716.53mm)
7.77"
(197.36mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1998
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
38.55"
(979.17mm)
32.41"
(823.21mm)
6.14"
(155.96mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1941
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1998
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
43.12"
(1,095.25mm)
37.67"
(956.82mm)
5.45"
(138.43mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1985
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1929
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
47.68"
(1,211.07mm)
43.21"
(1,097.53mm)
4.47"
(113.54mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1929
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
53.53"
(1,359.66mm)
47.93"
(1,217.42mm)
5.60"
(142.24mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1981
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1929
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
76.43"
(1,941.32mm)
70.56"
(1,792.22mm)
5.87"
(149.10mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1929
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
109.55"
(2,782.57mm)
95.90"
(2,435.86mm)
13.65"
(346.71mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1927
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1929
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
159.33"
(4,046.98mm)
144.04"
(3,658.62mm)
15.29"
(388.36mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1998
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
206.78"
(5,252.21mm)
191.91"
(4,874.51mm)
14.87"
(377.70mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 1998
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
256.29"
(6,509.77mm)
239.81"
(6,091.17mm)
16.48"
(418.60mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1967 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/