Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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New Jersey

Precipitation Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
6.07"
(154.18mm)
3.72"
(94.49mm)
2.35"
(59.69mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1939 1903
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 1989
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
11.64"
(295.66mm)
7.47"
(189.74mm)
4.17"
(105.92mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1963
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
16.53"
(419.86mm)
11.37"
(288.80mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1939 1926
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
19.54"
(496.32mm)
14.42"
(366.27mm)
5.12"
(130.05mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1939 2006
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 1983
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
21.38"
(543.05mm)
17.91"
(454.91mm)
3.47"
(88.14mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1939 1985
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1924 1983
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
22.88"
(581.15mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1938 1959
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1984
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
24.58"
(624.33mm)
25.00"
(635.00mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1938 1985
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1984
Ties: 1980
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
28.95"
(735.33mm)
28.35"
(720.09mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1938 2002
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1984
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
30.38"
(771.65mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-1.71"
(-43.44mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1938 1985
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
37.60"
(955.04mm)
36.72"
(932.69mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1938 1985
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
39.96"
(1,014.98mm)
41.19"
(1,046.23mm)
-1.23"
(-31.25mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1938 2002
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
43.50"
(1,104.90mm)
44.91"
(1,140.71mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
67.42"
(1,712.47mm)
66.52"
(1,689.61mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1935 1966
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
102.61"
(2,606.29mm)
89.82"
(2,281.43mm)
12.79"
(324.86mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1939 1966
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1973
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
144.03"
(3,658.36mm)
134.84"
(3,424.94mm)
9.19"
(233.42mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2012
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
190.32"
(4,834.13mm)
179.91"
(4,569.71mm)
10.41"
(264.42mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1938 1966
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2022
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
241.44"
(6,132.58mm)
224.83"
(5,710.68mm)
16.61"
(421.90mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1966
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1906 1976

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 2, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/