Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
5.72"
(145.29mm)
3.58"
(90.93mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1978 1941
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1976
Ties: 2003, 2012
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
11.22"
(284.99mm)
6.92"
(175.77mm)
4.30"
(109.22mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1941
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1901
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
14.89"
(378.21mm)
11.20"
(284.48mm)
3.69"
(93.73mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1978 1985
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2003
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
20.90"
(530.86mm)
15.10"
(383.54mm)
5.80"
(147.32mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1911
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1929
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
26.12"
(663.45mm)
18.93"
(480.82mm)
7.19"
(182.63mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 1911
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
28.96"
(735.58mm)
22.58"
(573.53mm)
6.38"
(162.05mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1978 1911
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
31.64"
(803.66mm)
25.18"
(639.57mm)
6.46"
(164.09mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1911
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
32.42"
(823.47mm)
28.21"
(716.53mm)
4.21"
(106.94mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1978 1911
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
34.86"
(885.44mm)
32.41"
(823.21mm)
2.45"
(62.23mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1978 1941
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
39.72"
(1,008.89mm)
37.67"
(956.82mm)
2.05"
(52.07mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1985
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1929
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
44.71"
(1,135.63mm)
43.21"
(1,097.53mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1929
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
48.11"
(1,221.99mm)
47.93"
(1,217.42mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1978 1981
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1929
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
71.84"
(1,824.74mm)
70.56"
(1,792.22mm)
1.28"
(32.52mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1929
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
95.08"
(2,415.03mm)
95.90"
(2,435.86mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1969 1927
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1929
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
145.64"
(3,699.26mm)
144.04"
(3,658.62mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1998
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
194.36"
(4,936.74mm)
191.91"
(4,874.51mm)
2.45"
(62.23mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1998
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
249.08"
(6,326.63mm)
239.81"
(6,091.17mm)
9.27"
(235.46mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/