Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, January 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1979
1-Month
6.22"
(157.99mm)
3.91"
(99.31mm)
2.31"
(58.68mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1907
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1937
Dec 1978–Jan 1979
2-Month
9.95"
(252.73mm)
7.61"
(193.29mm)
2.34"
(59.44mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1937
Nov 1978–Jan 1979
3-Month
13.93"
(353.82mm)
10.64"
(270.26mm)
3.29"
(83.56mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2010
Oct 1978–Jan 1979
4-Month
15.18"
(385.57mm)
13.93"
(353.82mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2016
Ties: 1899
Sep 1978–Jan 1979
5-Month
16.98"
(431.29mm)
18.18"
(461.77mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1978–Jan 1979
6-Month
22.37"
(568.20mm)
23.45"
(595.63mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–Jan 1979
7-Month
27.52"
(699.01mm)
29.11"
(739.39mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1977 2008
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–Jan 1979
8-Month
31.63"
(803.40mm)
33.70"
(855.98mm)
-2.07"
(-52.58mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1969 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
May 1978–Jan 1979
9-Month
36.28"
(921.51mm)
37.69"
(957.33mm)
-1.41"
(-35.82mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1971 2008
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Apr 1978–Jan 1979
10-Month
40.91"
(1,039.11mm)
41.22"
(1,046.99mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1977 2008
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Mar 1978–Jan 1979
11-Month
45.88"
(1,165.35mm)
45.52"
(1,156.21mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1977 2008
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Feb 1978–Jan 1979
12-Month
46.88"
(1,190.75mm)
49.38"
(1,254.25mm)
-2.50"
(-63.50mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1977 2008
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1977–Jan 1979
18-Month
79.17"
(2,010.92mm)
72.72"
(1,847.09mm)
6.45"
(163.83mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1978 1927
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1930
Feb 1977–Jan 1979
24-Month
99.84"
(2,535.94mm)
98.78"
(2,509.01mm)
1.06"
(26.93mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1978 1927
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1930
Feb 1976–Jan 1979
36-Month
145.11"
(3,685.79mm)
148.16"
(3,763.26mm)
-3.05"
(-77.47mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1971 1928
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Feb 1975–Jan 1979
48-Month
200.75"
(5,099.05mm)
197.50"
(5,016.50mm)
3.25"
(82.55mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Feb 1974–Jan 1979
60-Month
254.06"
(6,453.12mm)
246.77"
(6,267.96mm)
7.29"
(185.16mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1973 1935
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/