Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1938
1-Month
4.76"
(120.90mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
0.77"
(19.55mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1931 1901
Apr–May 1938
2-Month
9.61"
(244.09mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1937 1986
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1901
Ties: 1929
Mar–May 1938
3-Month
12.55"
(318.77mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
0.74"
(18.80mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1937 1985
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2003
Feb–May 1938
4-Month
13.92"
(353.57mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-1.72"
(-43.69mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1937 1986
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2003
Ties: 1937
Jan–May 1938
5-Month
16.76"
(425.70mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-2.79"
(-70.87mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1931 1986
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1998
Ties: 1916
Dec 1937–May 1938
6-Month
19.06"
(484.12mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-4.18"
(-106.18mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1930 1986
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1998
Nov 1937–May 1938
7-Month
22.12"
(561.85mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-4.16"
(-105.66mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1930 1951
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1984
Oct 1937–May 1938
8-Month
26.86"
(682.24mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
-2.71"
(-68.84mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1934 2001
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2003
Sep 1937–May 1938
9-Month
29.28"
(743.71mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
-4.54"
(-115.32mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1934 1941
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Ties: 1966
Aug 1937–May 1938
10-Month
36.42"
(925.07mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
-2.67"
(-67.82mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1934 2002
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jul 1937–May 1938
11-Month
42.61"
(1,082.29mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
-2.14"
(-54.36mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1934 2002
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jun 1937–May 1938
12-Month
46.92"
(1,191.77mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
-2.42"
(-61.47mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1934 1981
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Dec 1936–May 1938
18-Month
74.64"
(1,895.86mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1936 2002
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jun 1936–May 1938
24-Month
104.02"
(2,642.11mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
5.39"
(136.91mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1935 1927
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2020
Jun 1935–May 1938
36-Month
156.60"
(3,977.64mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
8.50"
(215.90mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1936 1927
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2020
Jun 1934–May 1938
48-Month
208.40"
(5,293.36mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
10.99"
(279.15mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1927
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2019
Jun 1933–May 1938
60-Month
248.22"
(6,304.79mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
1.55"
(39.37mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1936 1989
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/