Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1939

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1939
1-Month
2.93"
(74.42mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-1.06"
(-26.93mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1937 1936
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1901
Apr–May 1939
2-Month
6.48"
(164.59mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1936 1986
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1901
Ties: 1952
Mar–May 1939
3-Month
10.32"
(262.13mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-1.49"
(-37.84mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1937 1985
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2003
Feb–May 1939
4-Month
17.85"
(453.39mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
2.21"
(56.13mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1938 1986
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2003
Jan–May 1939
5-Month
21.57"
(547.88mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1938 1986
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1998
Dec 1938–May 1939
6-Month
24.61"
(625.09mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
1.37"
(34.79mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1938 1986
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1998
Nov 1938–May 1939
7-Month
28.37"
(720.60mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
2.09"
(53.09mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1938 1951
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1984
Oct 1938–May 1939
8-Month
29.84"
(757.94mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1938 2001
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2003
Sep 1938–May 1939
9-Month
35.90"
(911.86mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1938 1941
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Aug 1938–May 1939
10-Month
38.62"
(980.95mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
-0.47"
(-11.94mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1938 2002
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jul 1938–May 1939
11-Month
46.36"
(1,177.54mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
1.61"
(40.89mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1938 2002
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Jun 1938–May 1939
12-Month
52.80"
(1,341.12mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
3.46"
(87.88mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1938 1981
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Dec 1937–May 1939
18-Month
71.86"
(1,825.24mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
-0.76"
(-19.31mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1934 2002
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Jun 1937–May 1939
24-Month
99.72"
(2,532.89mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1935 1927
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2020
Jun 1936–May 1939
36-Month
156.82"
(3,983.23mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
8.72"
(221.49mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1938 1927
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2020
Jun 1935–May 1939
48-Month
209.40"
(5,318.76mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
11.99"
(304.55mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1938 1927
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2019
Jun 1934–May 1939
60-Month
261.20"
(6,634.48mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
14.53"
(369.06mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1938 1989
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 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/