Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1949
1-Month
4.75"
(120.65mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1901
Apr–May 1949
2-Month
9.17"
(232.92mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
1.64"
(41.66mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1948 1986
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1901
Mar–May 1949
3-Month
12.10"
(307.34mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1985
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2003
Ties: 1943
Feb–May 1949
4-Month
15.78"
(400.81mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
0.14"
(3.55mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1986
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2003
Ties: 2008
Jan–May 1949
5-Month
18.51"
(470.15mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1947 1986
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1998
Dec 1948–May 1949
6-Month
23.34"
(592.84mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1947 1986
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1998
Nov 1948–May 1949
7-Month
31.96"
(811.78mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
5.68"
(144.27mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1948 1951
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1984
Oct 1948–May 1949
8-Month
34.96"
(887.98mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
5.39"
(136.90mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1947 2001
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2003
Sep 1948–May 1949
9-Month
39.27"
(997.46mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
5.45"
(138.43mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1947 1941
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Aug 1948–May 1949
10-Month
43.83"
(1,113.28mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
4.74"
(120.39mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1947 2002
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Jul 1948–May 1949
11-Month
48.58"
(1,233.93mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1947 2002
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Jun 1948–May 1949
12-Month
52.19"
(1,325.63mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
2.85"
(72.39mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1947 1981
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Ties: 1903
Dec 1947–May 1949
18-Month
76.52"
(1,943.61mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
3.90"
(99.06mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1948 2002
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun 1947–May 1949
24-Month
108.97"
(2,767.84mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
10.34"
(262.64mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1948 1927
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2020
Jun 1946–May 1949
36-Month
154.66"
(3,928.36mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
6.56"
(166.62mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1947 1927
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Jun 1945–May 1949
48-Month
213.62"
(5,425.95mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
16.21"
(411.74mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1948 1927
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Jun 1944–May 1949
60-Month
257.93"
(6,551.42mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
11.26"
(286.00mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1948 1989
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/