Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1921

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1921
1-Month
4.70"
(119.38mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1920 1936
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 1901
Apr–May 1921
2-Month
8.62"
(218.95mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1920 1986
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1918 1901
Mar–May 1921
3-Month
11.71"
(297.43mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1916 1985
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2003
Feb–May 1921
4-Month
16.02"
(406.91mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1919 1986
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1920 2003
Jan–May 1921
5-Month
20.03"
(508.76mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1920 1986
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 1998
Dec 1920–May 1921
6-Month
25.85"
(656.59mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
2.61"
(66.29mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1920 1986
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1998
Nov 1920–May 1921
7-Month
30.74"
(780.80mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
4.46"
(113.29mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1920 1951
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 1984
Oct 1920–May 1921
8-Month
31.69"
(804.93mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
2.12"
(53.85mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1920 2001
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2003
Sep 1920–May 1921
9-Month
36.58"
(929.13mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
2.76"
(70.10mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1920 1941
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Aug 1920–May 1921
10-Month
44.29"
(1,124.97mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
5.20"
(132.08mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1920 2002
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019
Jul 1920–May 1921
11-Month
50.57"
(1,284.48mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
5.82"
(147.83mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1920 2002
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Jun 1920–May 1921
12-Month
55.47"
(1,408.94mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1920 1981
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Dec 1919–May 1921
18-Month
77.73"
(1,974.34mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
5.11"
(129.79mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1920 2002
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Jun 1919–May 1921
24-Month
101.73"
(2,583.94mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1920 1927
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2020
Jun 1918–May 1921
36-Month
151.31"
(3,843.27mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
3.21"
(81.53mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1920 1927
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2020
Jun 1917–May 1921
48-Month
201.49"
(5,117.85mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
4.08"
(103.64mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1920 1927
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1911 2019
Jun 1916–May 1921
60-Month
252.23"
(6,406.64mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
5.56"
(141.22mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1920 1989
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/