Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
5.83"
(148.08mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
1.84"
(46.73mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1901
Ties: 1915
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
10.53"
(267.46mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1986
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 1901
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
15.17"
(385.32mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
3.36"
(85.35mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1985
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2003
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
20.30"
(515.62mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1978 1986
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2003
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
26.52"
(673.61mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
6.97"
(177.04mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1986
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
30.25"
(768.35mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
7.01"
(178.05mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1978 1986
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
34.23"
(869.44mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
7.95"
(201.93mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1978 1951
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1984
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
35.48"
(901.19mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
5.91"
(150.11mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1977 2001
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2003
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
37.28"
(946.91mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
3.46"
(87.88mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1941
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
42.67"
(1,083.82mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
3.58"
(90.93mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
47.82"
(1,214.63mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
3.07"
(77.98mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1977 2002
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
51.93"
(1,319.02mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
2.59"
(65.78mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
78.33"
(1,989.58mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
5.71"
(145.03mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
105.65"
(2,683.51mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
7.02"
(178.31mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1927
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
153.58"
(3,900.93mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
5.48"
(139.19mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1978 1927
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2020
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
201.23"
(5,111.24mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1977 1927
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
255.99"
(6,502.15mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
9.32"
(236.73mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1978 1989
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 11, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/