Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
4.87"
(123.70mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1901
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
10.43"
(264.92mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
2.90"
(73.66mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1986
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1901
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
16.08"
(408.43mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
4.27"
(108.46mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1985
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1901 2003
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
20.76"
(527.30mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
5.12"
(130.04mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1986
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2003
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
24.57"
(624.08mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
5.02"
(127.51mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1986
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 1998
Ties: 1903
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
29.53"
(750.06mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
6.29"
(159.76mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1986
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
35.06"
(890.52mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
8.78"
(223.01mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1972 1951
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 1984
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
38.81"
(985.77mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
9.24"
(234.69mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 2001
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2003
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
43.34"
(1,100.84mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
9.52"
(241.81mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1941
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
46.54"
(1,182.12mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
7.45"
(189.23mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
52.03"
(1,321.56mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
7.28"
(184.91mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
57.18"
(1,452.37mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
7.84"
(199.13mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
80.23"
(2,037.84mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
7.61"
(193.29mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
111.79"
(2,839.47mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
13.16"
(334.27mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1927
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
162.11"
(4,117.59mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
14.01"
(355.85mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1927
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1998
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
210.14"
(5,337.56mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
12.73"
(323.35mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1972 1927
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
254.18"
(6,456.17mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1972 1989
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/