Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1940
1-Month
3.87"
(98.30mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1939 1936
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1901
Apr–May 1940
2-Month
7.08"
(179.83mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1939 1986
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1901
Mar–May 1940
3-Month
10.16"
(258.06mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-1.65"
(-41.91mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1937 1985
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2003
Feb–May 1940
4-Month
13.55"
(344.17mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-2.09"
(-53.09mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1932 1986
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2003
Ties: 1945
Jan–May 1940
5-Month
16.55"
(420.37mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-3.00"
(-76.20mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1931 1986
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Dec 1939–May 1940
6-Month
19.01"
(482.85mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-4.23"
(-107.45mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1930 1986
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Nov 1939–May 1940
7-Month
21.06"
(534.92mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-5.22"
(-132.59mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1930 1951
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1984
Oct 1939–May 1940
8-Month
23.45"
(595.63mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
-6.12"
(-155.45mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1934 2001
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2003
Sep 1939–May 1940
9-Month
24.93"
(633.22mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
-8.89"
(-225.81mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1911 1941
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Aug 1939–May 1940
10-Month
32.36"
(821.94mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
-6.73"
(-170.95mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1934 2002
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jul 1939–May 1940
11-Month
40.28"
(1,023.11mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
-4.47"
(-113.54mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1934 2002
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1939–May 1940
12-Month
44.92"
(1,140.97mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
-4.42"
(-112.27mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1934 1981
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Dec 1938–May 1940
18-Month
69.53"
(1,766.06mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
-3.09"
(-78.49mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1934 2002
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1938–May 1940
24-Month
97.72"
(2,482.09mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
-0.91"
(-23.11mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1935 1927
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2020
Jun 1937–May 1940
36-Month
144.64"
(3,673.86mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-3.46"
(-87.88mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1936 1927
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2020
Jun 1936–May 1940
48-Month
201.74"
(5,124.20mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
4.33"
(109.99mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1937 1927
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1935–May 1940
60-Month
254.32"
(6,459.73mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
7.65"
(194.31mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1938 1989
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 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/