Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1952

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1952
1-Month
3.48"
(88.39mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-0.51"
(-12.96mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1951 1936
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1901
Apr–May 1952
2-Month
6.48"
(164.59mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1951 1986
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1901
Ties: 1939
Mar–May 1952
3-Month
13.22"
(335.79mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
1.41"
(35.82mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1951 1985
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2003
Feb–May 1952
4-Month
17.59"
(446.79mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1951 1986
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2003
Jan–May 1952
5-Month
21.19"
(538.23mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
1.64"
(41.66mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1951 1986
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1998
Dec 1951–May 1952
6-Month
25.66"
(651.76mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
2.42"
(61.46mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1951 1986
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1998
Nov 1951–May 1952
7-Month
29.35"
(745.49mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
3.07"
(77.98mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1951 1951
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1984
Oct 1951–May 1952
8-Month
31.10"
(789.94mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
1.53"
(38.86mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1951 2001
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2003
Sep 1951–May 1952
9-Month
33.93"
(861.82mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1951 1941
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Aug 1951–May 1952
10-Month
37.64"
(956.06mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
-1.45"
(-36.83mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1951 2002
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jul 1951–May 1952
11-Month
42.92"
(1,090.17mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
-1.83"
(-46.48mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1951 2002
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jun 1951–May 1952
12-Month
48.65"
(1,235.71mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1951 1981
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Dec 1950–May 1952
18-Month
65.16"
(1,655.06mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
-7.46"
(-189.49mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1951 2002
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jun 1950–May 1952
24-Month
91.44"
(2,322.58mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
-7.19"
(-182.62mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1942 1927
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2020
Jun 1949–May 1952
36-Month
141.24"
(3,587.50mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-6.86"
(-174.24mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1943 1927
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2020
Jun 1948–May 1952
48-Month
193.43"
(4,913.12mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
-3.98"
(-101.09mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1927
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Jun 1947–May 1952
60-Month
250.21"
(6,355.33mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
3.54"
(89.91mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1951 1989
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/