Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
4.88"
(123.95mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1901
Ties: 1942, 1948
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
6.37"
(161.80mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-1.16"
(-29.46mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1970 1986
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1901
Ties: 1964
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
8.98"
(228.09mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-2.83"
(-71.88mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1967 1985
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2003
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
12.45"
(316.23mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-3.19"
(-81.03mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1976 1986
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2003
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
13.50"
(342.90mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-6.05"
(-153.67mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1951 1986
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
15.69"
(398.53mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-7.55"
(-191.77mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1986
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
18.42"
(467.87mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-7.86"
(-199.64mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1951 1951
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1984
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
22.26"
(565.40mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
-7.31"
(-185.68mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1951 2001
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2003
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
26.79"
(680.47mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
-7.03"
(-178.56mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1951 1941
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
29.16"
(740.66mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
-9.93"
(-252.23mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1951 2002
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
33.06"
(839.72mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
-11.69"
(-296.93mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 2002
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
36.79"
(934.47mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
-12.55"
(-318.77mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1981
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
59.39"
(1,508.51mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
-13.23"
(-336.04mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1942 2002
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
90.02"
(2,286.51mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
-8.61"
(-218.69mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1968 1927
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
141.95"
(3,605.53mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-6.15"
(-156.21mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1927
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
195.67"
(4,970.02mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
-1.74"
(-44.19mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1927
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
243.60"
(6,187.44mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
-3.07"
(-77.98mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1989
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020

Citing This Page

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