Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
6.19"
(157.23mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
2.20"
(55.88mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1901
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
8.68"
(220.47mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1971 1986
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1901
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
12.15"
(308.61mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1970 1985
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2003
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
16.51"
(419.35mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
0.87"
(22.09mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1970 1986
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2003
Ties: 1966
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
20.78"
(527.81mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1986
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
23.05"
(585.47mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-0.19"
(-4.83mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1986
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1998
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
25.57"
(649.48mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1951
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1984
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
34.30"
(871.22mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
4.73"
(120.14mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1971 2001
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2003
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
38.78"
(985.01mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
4.96"
(125.98mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1941
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
44.80"
(1,137.92mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
5.71"
(145.03mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
51.05"
(1,296.67mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
6.30"
(160.02mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
54.61"
(1,387.09mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
5.27"
(133.85mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1971 1981
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
79.83"
(2,027.68mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
7.21"
(183.13mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1971 2002
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
104.93"
(2,665.22mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
6.30"
(160.02mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1971 1927
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
152.96"
(3,885.18mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
4.86"
(123.44mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1927
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 1998
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
197.00"
(5,003.80mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1971 1927
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2019
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
245.43"
(6,233.92mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
-1.24"
(-31.50mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1971 1989
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 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/