Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
3.40"
(86.36mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1953 1936
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1901
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
7.43"
(188.72mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1954 1986
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1901
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
10.94"
(277.88mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-0.87"
(-22.09mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1953 1985
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2003
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
16.81"
(426.97mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
1.17"
(29.71mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1955 1986
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2003
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
18.60"
(472.44mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1986
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1998
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
19.62"
(498.35mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-3.62"
(-91.95mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1951 1986
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1998
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
22.01"
(559.05mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-4.27"
(-108.46mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1951 1951
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1984
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
24.67"
(626.62mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
-4.90"
(-124.46mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1951 2001
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2003
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
31.98"
(812.29mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1955 1941
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
41.23"
(1,047.24mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
2.14"
(54.35mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1955 2002
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
46.97"
(1,193.04mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1955 2002
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
50.66"
(1,286.76mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
1.32"
(33.52mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1955 1981
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
71.36"
(1,812.54mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
-1.26"
(-32.01mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1955 2002
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
89.76"
(2,279.90mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
-8.87"
(-225.30mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1955 1927
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
136.04"
(3,455.42mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-12.06"
(-306.32mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1955 1927
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1998
Ties: 1986
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
183.13"
(4,651.50mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
-14.28"
(-362.71mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1955 1927
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
231.78"
(5,887.21mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
-14.89"
(-378.21mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1955 1989
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 25, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/