Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Virginia

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
4.24"
(107.70mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1939 1911
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1971
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
7.20"
(182.88mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1939 1963
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2017
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
11.33"
(287.78mm)
10.98"
(278.89mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1986
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2003
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
14.04"
(356.62mm)
14.00"
(355.60mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1939 1941
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2003
Ties: 1980
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
16.60"
(421.64mm)
17.35"
(440.69mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1938 1941
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
18.53"
(470.66mm)
20.58"
(522.73mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1938 1986
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
20.66"
(524.76mm)
23.44"
(595.38mm)
-2.78"
(-70.62mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1938 1930
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
23.90"
(607.06mm)
26.59"
(675.39mm)
-2.69"
(-68.33mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1934 1941
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2003
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
24.98"
(634.49mm)
30.12"
(765.05mm)
-5.14"
(-130.56mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1934 1941
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
30.42"
(772.67mm)
34.45"
(875.03mm)
-4.03"
(-102.36mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1934 1942
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
36.91"
(937.51mm)
38.96"
(989.58mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Ties: 1913
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
41.56"
(1,055.62mm)
42.93"
(1,090.42mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
61.15"
(1,553.21mm)
63.51"
(1,613.15mm)
-2.36"
(-59.94mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1939 1931
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
86.83"
(2,205.48mm)
85.82"
(2,179.83mm)
1.01"
(25.65mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1935 1931
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
132.96"
(3,377.18mm)
128.88"
(3,273.55mm)
4.08"
(103.63mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1935 1966
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2005
Ties: 1978
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
178.67"
(4,538.22mm)
171.81"
(4,363.97mm)
6.86"
(174.25mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1935 1969
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
226.73"
(5,758.94mm)
214.68"
(5,452.87mm)
12.05"
(306.07mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1938 1969
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019

Citing This Page

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